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Thursday, September 6

Number of jobs added to the Oklahoma economy in 2011, a 1.3 percent growth in employment over the previous year.

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Wednesday, September 5

Percentage of Oklahoma voters who think that the state Legislature is not doing enough to fund public schools

Source: Tulsa World via Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tuesday, September 4

Number of uninsured adults under 65 in Oklahoma in 2010; nearly 25,000 additional adults were uninsured compared to 2009.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Friday, August 31

The unemployment rate through June 2012 in Oklahoma if you include all workers who report that they need a full-time job, but don’t have one; up from 8.4 percent three years ago.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Thursday, August 30

Annual average employee contribution for a family health insurance plan in Oklahoma in 2011, up $731 from the previous year

Source: Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research

Wednesday, August 29

Number of years since Oklahoma has adjusted the gasoline tax for inflation

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tuesday, August 28

Percentage of mortgages in Oklahoma that are past due or seriously delinquent, compared to 18.3 percent nationally, 1st Qtr 2012

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Monday, August 27

Metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted through natural gas consumption in Oklahoma, more than both coal (35.6) and petroleum (33.6) in 2009

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Friday, August 24

Percentage of Oklahomans who say they keep a firearm in or around their home

Source: CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey

Thursday, August 23

Oklahoma’s rank nationally for the percentage of children receiving basic early childhood immunizations (Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, Meningitis, Hepatitis B), 2011

Source: United Health Foundation