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

Down 20.6 percent in 12 months

$1.62 in August 2012

$1.53 in July 2012

$2.04 in August 2011

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@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:Source: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

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@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:Average upstate N.Y. price for gallon of regular unleaded gas

Virtually unchanged in 12 months

$3.82 in August 2012

$3.60 in July 2012

$3.81 in August 2011



Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Up 2.2 percent in 12 months

$3.75 in August 2012

$3.66 in July 2012

$3.67 in August 2011



Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 6.5 percent in 12 months

$3.01 in August 2012

$3.06 in July 2012

$3.22 in August 2011



Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority



Open welfare cases in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

(cash assistance)

Up 2 percent in 12 months

1,897 in August 2012

1,864 in July 2012

1,859 in August 2011



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



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

Number sold up 10.2 percent, price up 12.7 percent in 12 months

140, median price $153,300 in August 2012

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:127, median price $141,000 in July 2012

127, median price $136,000 in August 2011



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

Number sold down 14.1 percent, price up 6.7 percent in 12 months

67, median price $95,000 in August 2012

58, median price $88,000 in July 2012

78, median price $89,000 in August 2011



Source: Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors Inc.

and St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors.



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

No change in 12 months

90,200 in August 2012

90,300 in July 2012

90,200 in August 2011



Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County

Up 0.6 percentage point in 12 months

8.9 percent in August 2012

9.4 percent in July 2012

8.3 percent in August 2011



Lewis County

Up 0.6 percentage point in 12 months

8.6 percent in August 2012

9.0 percent in July 2012

8.0 percent in August 2011



@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:St. Lawrence County

Up 0.7 percentage point in 12 months

10.8 percent in August 2012

11.1 percent in July 2012

10.1 percent in August 2011



Source: NYS Department of Labor



Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott

and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Up 2.5 percent in 12 months

577,027 in August 2012

567,942 in July 2012

563,044 in August 2011



Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge

& Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp



Passengers at Watertown International Airport

(inbound and outbound)

Up 520 percent in 12 months

3,788 in August 2012

3,579 in July 2012

611 in August 2011



Source: Watertown International Airport



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

per U.S. dollar)

No change in 12 months

$0.99 on Aug. 27, 2012

$1.01 on July 30, 2012

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:$0.99 on Aug. 26, 2011



Source: Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.



Due to updates in some categories, numbers may differ from previously published

prior month and year figures.

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