The jobless rate in Oswego County could top 10 percent this week when the state's January unemployment figures are released.
And it wouldn't be much of a jump.
In December Oswego County's jobless rate stood at 9.1 percent, the highest in Central New York and the fourth highest rate in the state.
But even in good times Oswego County's jobless numbers usually far exceed those found in neighboring Cayuga, Madison and Onondaga counties.
In the 128 months between 1990 and 2008, Oswego led the four-county region in unemployment except once, in August 1990, when Cayuga County edged it out 5.1 to 5 percent, state Labor Department statistics show.
Looks like Republican leadership in Oswego County works great, well not at least for those looking for work. Oswego Democrat