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Wednesday, September 12
31.4 percent

Percentage of minority workers in low-wage jobs in Oklahoma, compared to 20.3 percent of non-Hispanic White workers, 2010

Source: Working Poor Families Project

Tuesday, September 11

Median income for veterans in Oklahoma, compared to $21,776 for nonveterans in the state, 2006-2010

Source: U.S. Census

Monday, September 10
71.4 percent

Percentage of people in Oklahoma living in households with Internet access, 10th lowest nationally

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Friday, September 7
20 percent

Percentage increase in profit this year for Oklahoma banks, compared to the previous year.

Source: FDIC via NewsOK

Thursday, September 6

Number of jobs added to the Oklahoma economy in 2011, a 1.3 percent growth in employment over the previous year.

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Wednesday, September 5
61 percent

Percentage of Oklahoma voters who think that the state Legislature is not doing enough to fund public schools

Source: Tulsa World via Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tuesday, September 4

Number of uninsured adults under 65 in Oklahoma in 2010; nearly 25,000 additional adults were uninsured compared to 2009.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Friday, August 31
10.3 percent

The unemployment rate through June 2012 in Oklahoma if you include all workers who report that they need a full-time job, but don’t have one; up from 8.4 percent three years ago.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Thursday, August 30

Annual average employee contribution for a family health insurance plan in Oklahoma in 2011, up $731 from the previous year

Source: Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research

Wednesday, August 29

Number of years since Oklahoma has adjusted the gasoline tax for inflation

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute