Operation Oswego County

44 West Bridge St.
Oswego, NY 13126
P: +1 315-343-1545


Oswego County's unemployment dropped 50% between 2012 and 2017 and now sits at less than 1% higher than the national average.

With three nuclear power facilities, Oswego County has a large number of highly-skilled, specialized workers.

Oswego County has a well developed metal manufacturing sector with diversity in production and fabrication.


Oswego County has a strong economic base in manufacturing. As such, there is a steady need for welders and workers skilled in advanced manufacturing techniques. To satisfy this need, Cayuga Community College now has a certificate program in manufacturing.

The local healthcare system has a steady need for nursing professionals, particularly Certified Nursing Assistants. The Center for Career and Community Education offers courses for Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants and Dental Assistants.

Unemployment, Labor Force and Skilled Workforce

Oswego County reached an unemplyment rate of 5% in 2017, which was just slightly above the national average.

Due to abundance of seasonal jobs, Oswego County has a higher unemployment rate than national average.

The Oswego County unemployment rate has closely followed the national unemployment trend.

Occupations Overview

Oswego County is unique in the fact that we have three nuclear power facilities. In addition, we have an array of other types of power generation facilities, including gas fired and hydro. 

Our tourism industry is seasonal. Outdoor recreation guides, who are highly skilled, are limited to specific fishing seasons.

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* Minimum wage for workers covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Federal wage prevails if it is higher than the state standard.
Data Name Value
Right to Work State?
New York No
Minimum Wage
Oswego County, NY $11.80