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Numbers of the Day

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Tuesday, October 2
$1,035

The average annual amount Oklahoma employees contributed in premiums for an employer-sponsored health insurance policy in 2011, up from $386 in 2001

Monday, October 1
2nd

Oklahoma’s rank nationally for the number of children in the foster care system per capita, 2004-2006

Source: Russell Sage Foundation

Friday, September 28
78 percent

Percentage of Oklahomans who support the expanded use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy

Source: Public Policy Polling

Thursday, September 27
5

The number of states who have gained back all the jobs lost during the Great Recession – Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas

Wednesday, September 26
90 percent

Percentage of Oklahomans who filed federal tax returns in 2010 that earned less than $100,000 in adjusted gross income.

Source: IRS

Tuesday, September 25
103

The number of packs of cigarettes consumed annually per capita in Oklahoma, compared to 79 packs nationally

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Health

Monday, September 24
56 percent

Percentage of college students in Oklahoma who graduated with student loan debt in 2010, compared to 58 percent nationally.

Source: Institute for College Access and Success

Friday, September 21
5,708

Total number of people through 2010 who’ve been diagnosed with AIDS in Oklahoma since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981 – less than one-quarter of one percent of the population

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thursday, September 20
3 percent

Percentage of total U.S. oil production annually that is produced in Oklahoma, 2012

Source: Oklahoma Economic Indicators via OESC

Wednesday, September 19
$292

The maximum monthly payment a family of three can receive in ‘welfare’ cash assistance in Oklahoma, $32 less than the maximum amount in 1992

Source: U.S. Census