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Tuesday, August 14
85 percent

Percentage of the homes damaged or destroyed by recent wildfires in Oklahoma that were uninsured; 1,283 homes and businesses have been hit since July 28th

Source: Tulsa World

Monday, August 13

Number of low-income, uninsured women in Oklahoma who received breast and cervical cancer treatment through the state’s Medicaid program during FY 2012

Source: Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Friday, August 10

Number of jobs lost in state and local government in Oklahoma in June, the largest job loss of any employment sector in the state.

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Thursday, August 9

Number of veterans who used VA health services in Oklahoma in FY 2011, about a third of veterans living in the state.

Source: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, August 8

Number of volunteers in Oklahoma serving in AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps, or a similiar program, 2011-2012

Source: Corporation for National and Community Service

Tuesday, August 7

Number of months, out of the last 28 since April 2010, where the temperature in Oklahoma finished warmer than average.

Source:  Oklahoma Climatological Survey

Monday, August 6

The cost of an average residential electricity bill in Oklahoma, ranked 24th nationally, 2009

Source:  EIA via Oklahoma Policy Institute

Friday, August 3
6.4 percent

Percentage of wage and salary workers in Oklahoma that are union members, compared with 11.8 percent nationally, 2011

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Thursday, August 2

Number of employers that have used Oklahoma’s work-sharing program since it was enacted in 2010, largely due to a restrictive condition in the law that prevents it from being useful.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Wednesday, August 1

Number of deaths prevented per year on average in three states (Arizona, Maine, and New York) that voluntarily expanded their Medicaid programs 10 years ago to cover more low-income working-age adults.

Source: New England Journal of Medicine