The number of Oklahoma workers employed at “food services and drinking places”, the largest employment sector in the state, in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Workers in this sector also made the lowest average monthly earnings in the state at $1,171.

Source: U.S. Census Quarterly Workforce Indicators


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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