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Friday, December 9
77%

Percent of patient care assistants employed by the state government that leave within their first year of employment

Source: Oklahoma Public Employees Association

Thursday, December 8
30%

Percentage of people fatally shot by police in Oklahoma in 2016 who were confirmed to be exhibiting signs of mental illness.

Source: Washington Post

Wednesday, December 7
3,796 per 100,000

Rate of incarceration for black Oklahomans in 2010, compared to 767 per 100,000 for white Oklahomans

Source: Prison Policy Initiative

Tuesday, December 6
255

Number of probation and parole officers in Oklahoma in 2016, down from 345 in 2008

Source: Oklahoma Watch

Monday, December 5
$180.4 billion

Oklahoma’s total gross domestic product in 2015.

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Monday, November 28
57

Number of tickets out of 73 issued for sitting or standing on medians in Oklahoma City that were written to homeless people 

Source: NewsOK

Wednesday, November 23
31%

Percentage of food insecure households in Oklahoma that are above 185 percent of the federal poverty level, making them ineligible for federal nutrition assistance

Source: Community Food Bank of Oklahoma

Tuesday, November 22
34,200,000

Number of acres of farmland in Oklahoma in 2015

Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Monday, November 21
21.5%

Poverty rate among Oklahomans with any disability, compared to a 15.1% poverty rate for Oklahomans with no disability.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Friday, November 18
43rd

Oklahoma’s national rank in district student-to-administrator ratio.

Source: Oklahoma Education Coalition

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