Economic Snapshot – April 2014

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers

Up 18.08 percent in 12 months
$2.09 in February 2014
$2.05 in January 2014
$1.77 in February 2013
Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas

Down 7.4 percent in 12 months
$3.63 in February 2014
$3.65 in January 2014
$3.92 in February 2013

Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Up 3.19 percent in 12 months
$4.21 in February 2014
$4.00 in January 2014
$4.08 in February 2013

Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Up 37.38 percent in 12 months
$4.19 in February 2014
$3.75 in January 2014
$3.05 in February 2013

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

Open welfare cases in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties (cash assistance)

Up 6.95 percent in 12 months
2,201 in February 2014
2,124 in January 2014
2,058 in February 2013

Source: Social Services Dept. of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

Single-family homes sold by Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors

Number sold down 5.1 percent, price down 12.0 percent in 12 months
56, median price $118,750 in February 2014
57, median price $159,000 in January 2014
59, median price $135,000 in February 2013

Single-family homes sold by St. Lawrence Board of Realtors
Number sold down 31.0 percent, price down 1.3 percent in 12 months
20, median price $68,000 in February 2014
39, median price $88,000 in January 2014
29, median price $68,900 in February 2013

Source: Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors Inc. and St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors.

Nonagricultural jobs in tri-county area
(not including military positions)

Number of jobs down 0.11 percent in 12 months
88,100 in February 2014
86,900 in January 2014
88,200 in February 2013

Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County
Down 1.8 percentage points in 12 months
10.0 percent in January 2014
9.1 percent in December 2013
11.8 percent in January 2013

Lewis County
Down 1.9 percentage points in 12 months
10.2 percent in January 2014
8.9 percent in December 2013
12.1 percent in January 2013

St. Lawrence County
Down 1.9 percentage point in 12 months
9.5 percent in January 2014
8.1 percent in December 2013
11.4 percent in January 2013

Source: NYS Department of Labor

Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Down 3.49 percent in 12 months
305,366 in February 2014
322,384 in January 2014
316,409 in February 2013

Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp

Passengers at Watertown International Airport

(inbound and outbound)
Up 3.91 percent in 12 months
2,605 in February 2014
1,990 in January 2014
2,507 in February 2013

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators

U.S. Canadian dollar exchange rate (number of Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar)

Up 7.8 percent in 12 months
$1.10 on Feb. 28, 2014
$1.11 on Jan. 31, 2014
$1.02 on Feb. 22, 2013

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.

New automobiles registered in Jefferson County



Cars
Up 15.9 percent in 12 months
350 in February 2014
361 in January 2014
302 in February 2013

Trucks
Down 3.5 percent in 12 months
83 in February 2014
96 in January 2014
86 in February 2013

Source: Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

Due to updates in some categories, numbers may differ from previously published prior month and year figures.

Economic Snapshot – November 2013

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers

Up 8.2 percent in 12 months
$1.85 in September 2013
$1.82 in August 2013
$1.71 in September 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas

Down 6.5 percent in 12 months
$3.77 in September 2013
$3.81 in August 2013
$4.03 in September 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Down 2.1 percent in 12 months
$3.76 in September 2013
$3.66 in August 2013
$3.84 in September 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 1.3 percent in 12 months
$2.93 in September 2013
$2.86 in August 2013
$2.97 in September 2012

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

Open welfare cases in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties (cash assistance)

Down 0.68 percent in 12 months
1,900 in September 2013
2,001 in August 2013
1,913 in September 2012

Source: Social Services Dept. of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

Single-family homes sold by Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors

Number sold up 5.4 percent, price up 1.8 percent in 12 months
118, median price $144,000 in September 2013
98, median price $161,000 in August 2013
112, median price $141,500 in September 2012

Single-family homes sold by St. Lawrence Board of Realtors

Number sold up 20 percent, price up 21.2 percent in 12 months
60, median price $88,500 in September 2013
61, median price $85,000 in August 2013
50, median price $73,000 in September 2012

Source: Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors Inc. and St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors.

Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Down 2.4 percent in 12 months
451,311 in September 2013
586,670 in August 2013
462,327 in September 2012

Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp.

Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound)

Up 28.9 percent in 12 months
3,441 in September 2013
3,884 in August 2013
2,670 in September 2012

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators

U.S. Canadian dollar exchange rate (number of Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar)

Up 5.1 percent in 12 months
$1.03 on Sept. 27, 2013
$1.05 on Aug. 27, 2013
$0.98 on Sept. 27, 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.

New automobiles registered in Jefferson County

Cars

Down 16.1 percent in 12 months
459 in September 2013
571 in August 2013
547 in September 2012

Trucks

Up 39.2 percent in 12 months
135 in September 2013
135 in August 2013
97 in September 2012

Source: Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

Due to updates in some categories, numbers may differ from previously published prior month and year figures.

Economic Snapshot – Sept. 2013

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers

Up 19.6 percent in 12 months
$1.83 in July 2013
$1.83 in June 2013
$1.53 in July 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas

Up 4.4 percent in 12 months
$3.76 in July 2013
$3.66 in June 2013
$3.60 in July 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

No change in 12 months
$3.67 in July 2013
$3.62 in June 2013
$3.66 in July 2012

Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 7.2 percent in 12 months
$2.84 in July 2013
$2.82 in June 2013
$3.06 in July 2012

Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

Open welfare cases in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties (cash assistance)

Up 7.7 percent in 12 months
2,008 in July 2013
2,007 in June 2013
1,864 in July 2012

Source: Social Services Dept. of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

Single-family homes sold by Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors

Number sold down 10.2 percent, price up 29.3 percent in 12 months
115, median price $148,000 in July 2013
119, median price $155,000 in June 2013
128, median price $114,500 in July 2012

Single-family homes sold by St. Lawrence Board of Realtors

Number sold up 10.3 percent, price up 6.3 percent in 12 months
64, median price $93,500 in July 2013
54, median price $89,200 in June 2013
58, median price $88,000 in July 2012

Source: Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors Inc. and St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors.

Nonagricultural jobs in tri-county area (not including military positions)

Unchanged in 12 months
89,600 in July 2013
91,100 in June 2013
89,400 in July 2012

Unemployed rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County
Down 1.0 percentage points in 12 months
8.5 percent in July 2013
8.8 percent in June 2013
9.5 in July 2012

Lewis County
Down 0.8 percentage points in 12 months
8.4 percent in July 2013
9.0 percent in June 2013
9.2 percent in July 2012

St. Lawrence County
Down 1.7 percentage point in 12 months
9.3 percent in July 2013
9.6 percent in June 2013
11.0 percent in July 2012

Source: NYS Department of Labor

Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Down 5.6 percent in 12 months
536,036 in July 2013
461,633 in June 2013
567,942 in July 2012

Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp.

Passengers at Watertown International Airport (inbound and outbound)

Up 12.8 percent in 12 months
4,036 in July 2013
3,303 in June 2013
3,579 in July 2012

Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators

U.S. Canadian dollar exchange rate (number of Canadian dollars per U.S. dollar)

Up 2.0 percent in 12 months
$1.03 on July 26, 2013
$1.05 on June 26, 2013
$1.01 on July 26, 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.

New automobiles registered in Jefferson County

Cars
Up 20.7 percent in 12 months
530 in July 2013
551 in June 2013
439 in July 2012

Trucks
Up 33.3 percent in 12 months
132 in July 2013
167 in June 2013
99 in July 2012

Source: Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

New vehicle registrations – Jefferson County – July 2013

 

Economic Snapshot – Aug. 2013

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers

Up 21.2 percent in 12 months
$1.83 in June 2013
$1.73 in May 2013
$1.51 in June 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas

No change in 12 months
$3.66 in June 2013
$3.66 in May 2013
$3.66 in June 2012

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Economic Snapshot – July 2013

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers

Up 11.0 percent in 12 months
$1.73 in May 2013
$1.72 in March 2013
$1.56 in May 2012

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets [Read more...]

New vehicle registrations – Jefferson County – June 2013

Economic Snapshot – June 2013

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers
Up 11.0 percent in 12 months
$1.72 in April 2013
$1.73 in March 2013
$1.55 in April 2012 [Read more...]

Economic Snapshot – May 2013

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers
Down 9.6 percent in 12 months
$1.60 in March 2012
$1.66 in February 2012
$1.77 in March 2011

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas
Up 7.3 percent in 12 months
$3.97 in March 2012
$3.81 in February 2012
$3.70 in March 2011

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New vehicle registrations – Jefferson County – May 2013