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Numbers of the Day

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Monday, November 11

Average annual cost of infant daycare in Oklahoma – $1,331 more than the cost of a year of tuition and fees at a public college or university in 2013

Source:  Child Care Aware

Friday, November 8

The number of Oklahoma households receiving a benefit to pay their heating bill through the ‘Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program’, or LIHEAP, in 2012 

Source:  Campaign for Home Energy Assistance

Thursday, November 7

The backlog of Oklahoma Child Protective Services cases as of mid-October, due to high turnover and vacancies in the state’s child welfare workforce.

Source: OKDHS Pinnacle Plan Co-Neutrals

Wednesday, November 6

Percentage of Oklahoma K-12 students in low income families and eligible for free or reduced lunches, the 4th highest percentage in the nation.

Source: Southern Education Foundation analysis of NCES data, 2011

Tuesday, November 5

Portion of bookings in Tulsa County Jail in July 2012 that involved a failure to pay court fines and fees.

Source: Tulsa World analysis

Monday, November 4

The number of Oklahomans employed by foreign-owned companies, a third of which work for Canadian (6,100) and French (6,000) firms, 2012

Source:  Business Roundtable

Friday, November 1

The unemployment rate for Hispanic Oklahomans, 2nd lowest in the U.S. behind Virginia in 2012

Source:  Senate Joint Economic Committee

Thursday, October 31

The number of veterans in Oklahoma receiving SNAP benefits (food stamps).

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis of data from the U.S. Census

Monday, October 28

The number of primary care physicians (PCPs) the state would need to add in one year to meet the current national average

Source: OSU Center for Mental Health via Stillwater NewsPress

Thursday, October 24

The share of private prison beds that Oklahoma guarantees will be filled – the second highest ‘lock up quota’ among the few states that permit such provisions.

Source: In The Public Interest