Unemployment rates, Population Trends, Population Forecast, Distribution of employment by sector, Sample of average annual wages

The Workforce of Oswego County

Our 48,200-strong workforce is one of the most skilled labor forces in the nation.

The Oswego County Workforce New York Career Center provides employers with custom training services as needed, plus other services such as on-the-job training opportunities, skills assessment, and apprenticeship development, as well as information on tax credits, labor laws, and workplace safety. They also provide job seekers with career counseling, resume development, education and training, plus tuition assistance for vocational training in occupations in high demand within the local labor market.

Cayuga Community College (CCC) is a partner in the SUNY Apprenticeship Program. CCC is primarily focusing on developing registered apprenticeships in the advanced manufacturing industry, but will also promote increasing opportunities in healthcare and human services.

Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs in Mechanical Technology and Plastics Manufacturing at the Center for Career and Community Education (CCCE), a partnership between the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) and Cayuga Community College (CCC).

Average Annual Unemployment Rates for Oswego County Muliti-year Chart
*Source: NYS DOL Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program

Population Trends in Oswego County Multi-year Chart
*Source: U.S. Census

Population Forecast for Oswego County Multi-year Chart
*Source: 1940-2010 Decennial Census and projections by Cornell Program on Applied Demographics

Empolyment in Oswego County by Sector Pie Chart
*Source: 2010 U.S. Census and NYS Department of Labor

Sample Average Annual Wages in Oswego County


Annual Average Wage

Accountants and Auditors


Administrative Assistant/Executive Secretaries


Assembler, production


Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks


Construction laborer


General and Operations Managers


Human Resources Managers


First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office




Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing


Welder, Cutter, Solderer, Brazer




Computer Programmers


Elementary School Teachers


Janitors and Cleaners


Sheet Metal Workers


Machine Feeders and Offbearers


Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer


*Source: NYS Department of Labor. These are median wages. Estimates are based on responses from six semi-annual panels collected between November 2014 and May 2017. Wages were then updated to the first quarter of 2018 by making cost-of-living adjustments.