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Monday, February 4
117

Maximum number of days until adjournment of this year’s Oklahoma Legislative Session, which begins today and adjourns by May 31, 2013.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Friday, February 1
101,469

Number of Oklahoma households who pay more than 50 percent of their income in housing costs, 2012

Source:  Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Thursday, January 31
84,165

Oklahoma’s current jobs deficit, or the number of jobs the state needs to create to keep up with the growth of the working aged population as of December 2012

Source:  Bureau of Labor via Economic Policy Institute

Wednesday, January 30
5

Number of years the Oklahoma Policy Institute has been providing data-driven information, analysis and ideas on state policy issues

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tuesday, January 29
$1 billion

Amount Oklahomans paid in additional interest on auto loans due to dealerships’ rate mark-up, the 8th most paid in financing markups to dealerships in the U.S., 2010

Source: Center for Responsible Lending

Monday, January 28
14,348

Number of American Indian veterans in Oklahoma, the 2nd largest population of Native veterans outside California
Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday, January 25
$7.35

Average retail price per kilowatt hour of electricity in Oklahoma for end-users in all sectors, 4th lowest in the U.S. in 2012 

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Thursday, January 24
3rd

Oklahoma’s rank for the mortality rate of inmates in local jails, 209 deaths per 100,000 people in local jails in 2010

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Wednesday, January 23
38,000

Number of federal civilian employees in Oklahoma, the 8th highest share of federal employment of civilians among the states in 2009

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Tuesday, January 22
9.5 percent

Percentage of Oklahoma lawmakers whose full-time occupation is as a legislator, compared to 16.4 percent nationally in 2007

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures