Oklahoma ranks 47th against the other 49 states in income. [1]

Economic ConditionsEdit

According to the Oklahoma 21st Century annual report, job growth increased in 2008 with the addition of 21,300 jobs. This ranks Oklahoma 8th in the nation for job growth in 2008. The report also indicates that the state ranks 23rd in venture capital investment and 24th in per capita venture capital investment.[2]

According to Forbes, Oklahoma City is the 2nd best 'recession-proof' city in the nation. Tulsa is ranked the nation's 4th best recession-proof city.[3]

Oklahoma is ranked the 6th financially happiest state in the nation by the recent Happiness Index. The index is calculated using several factors including employment rates, number of foreclosures, household income and debt. [4]

References Edit

  1. Tulsa World, 1/11/09 pg. G6
  2. Tulsa World, 1/16/09 pg. E6
  3. Forbes Magazine. October 15th 2008
  4. Dalton, Stephen. “Happiness Index: Nebraska Nabs Top Spot.”

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