The labor force participation rate for Oklahomans age 25-64 who did not complete high school – compared to 69.7% for high school graduates and 85.2% for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

[Source: American Community Survey]


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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