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Thursday, August 9
86,408

Number of veterans who used VA health services in Oklahoma in FY 2011, about a third of veterans living in the state.

Source: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, August 8
17,023

Number of volunteers in Oklahoma serving in AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps, or a similiar program, 2011-2012

Source: Corporation for National and Community Service

Tuesday, August 7
23

Number of months, out of the last 28 since April 2010, where the temperature in Oklahoma finished warmer than average.

Source:  Oklahoma Climatological Survey

Monday, August 6
$101.39

The cost of an average residential electricity bill in Oklahoma, ranked 24th nationally, 2009

Source:  EIA via Oklahoma Policy Institute

Friday, August 3
6.4 percent

Percentage of wage and salary workers in Oklahoma that are union members, compared with 11.8 percent nationally, 2011

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Thursday, August 2
0

Number of employers that have used Oklahoma’s work-sharing program since it was enacted in 2010, largely due to a restrictive condition in the law that prevents it from being useful.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Wednesday, August 1
2,840

Number of deaths prevented per year on average in three states (Arizona, Maine, and New York) that voluntarily expanded their Medicaid programs 10 years ago to cover more low-income working-age adults.

Source: New England Journal of Medicine