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Numbers of the Day

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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)

Thursday, January 9

Poverty rate in SE Oklahoma, where President Obama is creating a “Promise Zone” in partnership with the Choctaw Nation to focus on improving life in chronically poor areas.

Source: Choctaw Nation via NewsOK

Wednesday, January 8

How much less is expected to be available for state appropriations in FY 2015 compared to FY 2014.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tuesday, January 7

Decrease in the number of jobs in Oklahoma over the past 12 months.

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission via the Oklahoma State Treasurer

Monday, January 6

Oklahoma’s rank nationally for wheat exports; the state grew and exported over 400 million dollars worth of wheat in 2012

Source:  USDA

Friday, January 3

The share of state expenditures for undergraduate student aid in Oklahoma that is based only on financial need, 8th lowest among the states

Source: National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs

Thursday, January 2

Number of children in Oklahoma who were victims of child abuse or neglect during fiscal year 2013, nearly 58 percent increase since 2010.

Source: Oklahoma Department of Human Services via The Tulsa World