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Numbers of the Day

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Friday, January 18

Number of extremely poor parents in Oklahoma who could lose their health coverage if the state moves forward with a plan to add new work reporting rules to Medicaid.

[Soure: Georgetown Center for Children and Families]

Thursday, January 17

Amount of road funding for Oklahoma that has been delayed due to the federal government shutdown.

[Source: Oklahoma Department of Transportation]

Wednesday, January 16

Percentage increase in the suicide rate in Oklahoma from 2009 to 2016

[Source: NewsOK]

Tuesday, January 15

Average salary for teaching aides in Oklahoma public schools.

[Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education]

Monday, January 14

Share of Tulsans earning less than $27,000 who say they could not afford health care or medicine in the last 12 months. For all Tulsans, the share was 36%

[Source: 2018 Gallup Citivoice Index]

Friday, January 11

Percent of eligible Oklahoma four-year olds enrolled in the state’s universal pre-kindergarten program.

[Source: State Department of Education]

Thursday, January 10

Average annual pay for manufacturing jobs in Oklahoma, 2017

[Source: Incentive Evaluation Commission]

Wednesday, January 9

Rate of Oklahoma children (per thousand) 17 and younger who were in foster care on the last day of FY 2017. The national average was 5.8.

[Source: Child Trends]

Tuesday, January 8

Increase in the number of Oklahomans getting coverage through from 2018 to 2019, the largest increase in the U.S.


Monday, January 7

Oklahoma’s change in inflation-adjusted expenditures per student from FY2014 to FY2016. Oklahoma was one of only four states to decrease education expenditures during this time period.

[Source: National Center for Education Statistics]