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Numbers of the Day

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Thursday, January 23

Number of Oklahoma handgun licenses denied in 2013 due to a criminal history or failure to meet eligibility requirements; 60,628 licenses were approved.

Source: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Wednesday, January 22

Number of registered voters in Oklahoma, about 68 percent of the adult population.

Source: Oklahoma Election Board

Tuesday, January 21

Number of female students in Oklahoma who took the AP Computer Science exam in 2013, compared to 144 male students.

Source: College Board

Monday, January 20

Number of bills filed for Oklahoma’s 2014  Legislative Session, which begins February 3rd.

Source: Associated Press

Friday, January 17

The number of Americans kept out of poverty in 2012 by safety net programs, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure.

Source: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Thursday, January 16

Oklahoma’s unemployment rate with ‘marginally attached’ workers included (part-time workers who need a full-time job, temporary workers, and discouraged job seekers), up from 9.9 percent a year ago

Source:  BLS, (Q4 2012-Q3 2013)

Wednesday, January 15

Number of eligible Oklahomans that have completed a application – over 1/3 of those have enrolled in a new health plan as of December 2013.

Source:  Dept. of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, January 14

Share of Oklahoma’s TANF or ‘welfare’ budget spent on child care assistance, versus 16 percent nationally

Source:  CBPP

Monday, January 13

The number of pedestrians and bicyclists involved in crashes with automobiles in 2012 in Oklahoma’s cities (pop. > 5,000)

Source:  Oklahoma Dept. of Public Safety

Friday, January 10

The number of foreclosures completed in Oklahoma in the last twelve months, up 18.6% from 9,132 foreclosures during the same period last year

Source: CoreLogic (November 2012-2013)