Percentage of working age women in the labor force in Oklahoma, the 5th lowest female labor force participation rate in the U.S., 2011
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Average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving in the U.S.
Source: Calorie Control Council
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
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: OK Policy County-Level Database
Percentage of Oklahoma households that have difficulty accessing affordable fresh produce, 10th highest in the nation, 2010
Source: Food Research and Action Center
Amount of natural gas delivered to consumers for electric power in Oklahoma, 42.8 percent of all the natural gas consumed in the state, 2010
Source: U.S. Energy Administration
Percentage of traffic fatalities in Oklahoma that occurred on a rural roadway, 2000-2009
Source: Federal Highway Administration
Oklahoma’s rank nationally for the rate of divorce, behind only Nevada and Arkansas; there were 5.2 divorces for every 1,000 people in Oklahoma in 2010.
Source: National Vital Statistics System
Number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in Oklahoma’s labor force, 3,000 of those veterans are unemployed, 2011