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Friday, November 23
54.4 percent

Percentage of working age women in the labor force in Oklahoma, the 5th lowest female labor force participation rate in the U.S., 2011

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Thursday, November 22
4,500

Average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Source: Calorie Control Council

Wednesday, November 21
3rd

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

Source: FiveThirtyEight

Tuesday, November 20
$12.44

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: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Monday, November 19
49
Number of counties in Oklahoma, out of 77, where 80 percent or more of the land area is farmland, 2007
Friday, November 16
11.9 percent

Percentage of Oklahoma households that have difficulty accessing affordable fresh produce, 10th highest in the nation, 2010

Source:  Food Research and Action Center

Thursday, November 15
288,986 million cubic ft.

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

Wednesday, November 14
71 percent

Percentage of traffic fatalities in Oklahoma that occurred on a rural roadway, 2000-2009

Source: Federal Highway Administration

Tuesday, November 13
3rd

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

Monday, November 12
35,000

Number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in Oklahoma’s labor force, 3,000 of those veterans are unemployed, 2011

Source: U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee