Percentage drop in the number of natural gas rigs drilling in Oklahoma over the past year (declining from 62 to 29 rigs since last April).
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Average annual wage in Oklahoma, 42nd lowest in the U.S. in 2012
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Number of Oklahomans, 1/3rd of whom have incomes below poverty, who will lose their state-sponsored health coverage if Okla. does not comply with the Affordable Care Act
Source: OK Policy
Projected GDP growth over 10 years if the U.S. granted immigrants legal status and a pathway to citizenship; mass deportation policies would decrease GDP by $2.6 trillion.
Source: Immigration Policy Center, 2013
The number of payday loans the average borrower takes out over 12 months, ultimately paying $574 in interest on $392 in loans.
Source: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2013
Percentage of Oklahoma households with a past due mortgage, compared to 10.8 percent nationally
Source: Federal Reserve Bank, 2012
Amount below five years ago going into Oklahoma’s state aid school funding formula; enrollment has increased by more than 30,000 students.
Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute
The number of homeless Oklahomans, 2012
Percentage of jobs lost in the state’s educational services sector that were held by women – a 5,547 drop in female employment compared to 1,063 for male employment between 2009 and 2011
Number of households in Oklahoma who rent, about 33 percent of the state’s households