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Friday, December 7

Number of state and federal prisoners in Oklahoma being held in private prison facilities, 21.8 percent of all the state’s prisoners

Source:  Bureau of Justice Statistics

Thursday, December 6

The number of occupational fatalities in Oklahoma in 2011

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation 

Wednesday, December 5
15 percent

Percentage of Oklahoma’s public school funding (K-12) that comes from the federal government, 13th highest among the states in 2010-2011

Source: National Education Association

Tuesday, December 4

The costs to Oklahoma in 2012 of the ongoing drought, including crops and livestock losses, wildfire damage and municipal costs

Source: Oklahoma State University

Monday, December 3

Number of states that have prohibited (15) or tightly restricted (8) payday lending, 2012

Source: OK Policy Blog

Friday, November 23
54.4 percent

Percentage of working age women in the labor force in Oklahoma, the 5th lowest female labor force participation rate in the U.S., 2011

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Thursday, November 22

Average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Source: Calorie Control Council

Wednesday, November 21

Oklahoma’s rank nationally for Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s margin of victory over incumbent President Barack Obama in the 2012 general election, winning the state by 33.5 percentage points

Source: FiveThirtyEight

Tuesday, November 20

Hourly wage necessary to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Oklahoma; the average hourly wage earned by renters in the state is $11.60, 2012

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Monday, November 19
Number of counties in Oklahoma, out of 77, where 80 percent or more of the land area is farmland, 2007