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Tuesday, October 13

The share of full-time, full-year minimum-wage earnings needed to pay annual child care costs for a 4-year-old in Oklahoma.

Source: Economic Policy Institute

Monday, October 12

Percentage of Oklahoma’s civilian employed population that works in service occupations.

Source: US Census American Community Survey

Friday, October 9

Percentage of Oklahoma families receiving food stamps with children under age 18

Source: Census Bureau.

Thursday, October 8

Percentage of Sequoyah County, OK, residents who reported getting insufficient sleep on at least 15 of the prior 30 days, the highest of any county in the state

Source: CDC via Washington Post.

Wednesday, October 7

How much women earn in Oklahoma for every dollar men earn, the 8th largest wage gap in the country.

Source: Pew Charitable Trusts

Tuesday, October 6

Percentage of Oklahoma’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) spending that went to basic cash assistance in 2014.

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Monday, October 5

Living wage needed to support 1 adult working full-time with 1 child in Oklahoma.

Source: M.I.T. Living Wage Calculator

Friday, October 2

Estimated number of Oklahoma veterans in households receiving SNAP (food stamp) benefits, on average, 2011-2013

Source: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Thursday, October 1
6 percent

Increase in imprisonment in Oklahoma from 2009-2014, the sixth largest increase in the nation. Imprisonment increased despite a 17 percent drop in crime rates.

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics via the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Wednesday, September 30

Average student debt at the for-profit DeVry University, the highest of all public and private universities in Oklahoma. Almost two-thirds of DeVry University’s students in Oklahoma are low-income.

Source: U.S. Department of Education via Oklahoma Watch

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