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…]

Jefferson County DBAs – June 2013

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office for the month of June 2013: [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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Jefferson County DBAs – May 2013

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office for the month of May 2013: [Read more…]

New vehicle registrations – Jefferson County – March 2013

Economic Snapshot – February 2013

Average per-gallon milk price paid to N.Y. dairy farmers
Up 6.6 percent in 12 months
$1.77 in February 2013
$1.83 in January 2013
$1.66 in February 2012 [Read more…]

Economic Snapshot – January 2013

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

Down 0.6 percent in 12 months
$1.83 in January 2013
$2.04 in December 2012
$1.82 in January 2012 [Read more…]

Jefferson County DBAs – February 2013

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office for the month of February 2013: [Read more…]

Hot jobs for the future

Despite recruiting challenges, health care and manufacturing poised for growth

Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services trains both high school students and adults in technical fields such as nursing and with skills such as welding for careers in the manufacturing field. Photo by Norm Johnston/NNY Business.

As the country heads into 2013 with high expectations for continued economic recovery, the focus in Northern New York and across the United States remains solidly on jobs and job growth. As unemployment rates in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties waver from month to month, no tried and true trend lines have emerged. But business leaders across the north country are optimistic that job growth is in the immediate future. Developing a strategy for growing jobs and identifying potential markets for industries that bring jobs with them has been at the forefront of dozens of discussions in the past several months.

While economists are leery to express too much joy over a growing jobs market, the New York State Department of Labor released a statement in late December outlining how the state added 83,500 private sector jobs last year and the statewide unemployment rate fell from 8.7 percent to 8.3 percent. Industries with the highest rate of growth statewide included professional and business services, educational and health services and trade, transportation and utilities, adding a collective 98,100 jobs in the state. [Read more…]

Economic Snapshot – December 2012

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

Up 13.9 percent in 12 months

$2.04 in December 2012
$1.98 in November 2012
$1.79 in December 2011

Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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

Up 6.3 percent in 12 months
$3.72 in December 2012
$3.86 in November 2012
$3.50 in December 2011

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