COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio motorists are paying more for gas this week.
A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.68 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 12 cents lower than last Monday's average of $3.56.
Experts say a better-than-expected jobs report last week and other factors pointed to growth, which pushed oil prices higher.
The Ohio price this week is 16 cents higher than the national average.
The state average is a dime higher than this time last month -- but a dime lower than at the same time in 2012.
The lowest average price in the state Monday was about $3.63 in the Akron and Canton areas.
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Ohioans whose wallets are lighter after a weekend of holiday shopping will at least pay a little less for gas to start the week.
Gas is up 7 cents from last week, and it's 17 cents higher than two weeks ago, when prices started to rise following a brief flirtation with $3.00-a-gallon levels.