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

Up 10.6 percent in 12 months

$1.98 in November 2012

$1.82 in October 2012

$1.79 in November 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

Up 7.5 percent in 12 months

$3.86 in November 2012

$4.04 in October 2012

$3.59 in November 2011



Average north country region price for gallon of home heating oil

Up 2.3 percent in 12 months

$3.94 in November 2012

$3.92 in October 2012

$3.85 in November 2011



Average north country region price for gallon of residential propane

Down 11.4 percent in 12 months

$2.96 in November 2012

$2.96 in October 2012

$3.34 in November 2011



Source: NYS Energy Research and Development Authority



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

(cash assistance)

Up 2.7 percent in 12 months

1,969 in November 2012

1,927 in October 2012

1,918 in November 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 48.7 percent, price up 14.5 percent in 12 months

116, median price $144,250 in November 2012

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:102, median price $155,100 in October 2012

78, median price $126,000 in November 2011



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

Number sold up 30.2 percent, price down 5.7 percent in 12 months

56, median price $78,750 in November 2012

61, median price $74,000 in October 2012

43, median price $83,500 in November 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)

Virtually unchanged in 12 months

91,400 in November 2012

91,800 in October 2012

91,300 in November 2011



Unemployment rates by county (not seasonally adjusted)

Jefferson County

Down 0.1 percentage point in 12 months

9.4 percent in November 2012

9.4 percent in October 2012

9.5 percent in November 2011



Lewis County

Up 0.2 percentage point in 12 months

9.0 percent in November 2012

8.6 percent in October 2012

8.8 percent in November 2011



@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:St. Lawrence County

Down 0.1 percentage point in 12 months

9.4 percent in November 2012

9.7 percent in October 2012

9.5 percent in November 2011



Source: NYS Department of Labor



Vehicles crossing Thousand Islands, Ogdensburg-Prescott

and Seaway International (Massena) bridges

Up 2.7 percent in 12 months

411,040 in November 2012

425,914 in October 2012

400,277 in November 2011



Source: T.I. Bridge Authority, Ogdensburg Bridge

& Port Authority, Seaway Int’l. Bridge Corp



Passengers at Watertown International Airport

(inbound and outbound)

Up 172.7 percent in 12 months

3,035 in November 2012

3,164 in October 2012

1,113 in November 2011



Source: Jefferson County Board of Legislators



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

per U.S. dollar)

Down 5.7 percent in 12 months

$0.99 on Nov. 23, 2012

$0.99 on Oct. 26, 2012

@$ID/NormalParagraphStyle:$1.05 on Nov. 25, 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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