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Tuesday, October 16
65.9 percent

Percentage year-to-date increase in residential building permitting in Oklahoma, compared with 2011

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Friday, October 12

Average price per gallon for regular gasoline in Oklahoma, 10th lowest in the U.S. this week


Thursday, October 11

Share of Oklahomans who think human activity may be partly responsible for global climate change

Source: SoonerPoll

Thursday, October 11
1 percent

Percentage of public school students enrolled in charter schools in Oklahoma in 2011, 6,576 out of 659,615 total students

Source:  Center for Education Reform

Tuesday, October 9

The number of people in Oklahoma with an intellectual and/or developmental disability currently on the waiting list to receive state services; the average wait time is 8 years.


Monday, October 8

Number of people living in Cardin, the smallest town in Oklahoma in 2010

Source: U.S. Census

Friday, October 5

The amount per day it costs the Dept. of Corrections for a paroled offender in Oklahoma, versus $45 per day for an incarcerated offender.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Thursday, October 4

Number of Oklahomans that were enrolled in the food stamp program at some point during FY 2011, up 13 percent from FY 2010

Source: Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Wednesday, October 3
37 percent

Percentage of graduating seniors in Oklahoma who scored ‘college-ready’ for math on the ACT in 2012, up from 32 percent in 2008


Tuesday, October 2

The average annual amount Oklahoma employees contributed in premiums for an employer-sponsored health insurance policy in 2011, up from $386 in 2001