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Funeral: Career and Education Opportunities in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has a population of 3,687,050, which has grown by 6.85% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Sooner State," Oklahoma's capital and biggest city is Oklahoma City. In 2008, there were a total of 2,206,469 jobs in Oklahoma. The average annual income was $35,969 in 2008, up from $34,298 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Oklahoma was 6.4% in 2009, which has grown by 2.7% since the previous year. Approximately 20.3% of Oklahoma residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Oklahoma include boiler, tank, and shipping container manufacturing, pump manufacturing, and oil field machinery manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Amateur Softball Association of Amrca NTNL Hdqrtrs, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and the Oklahoma Museums Association.


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