MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

February 22, 2012

Business statistics 02.22.12


— Port of Muskogee traffic

Barge tonnage

Date    Barges    Tons

Dec. 2011    40    56,966

Dec. 2010    40    60,099



YTD 2011    514    835,224

YTD 2010    470    721,836



Rail tonnage

Date    Cars    Tons

Dec. 2011    414    37,152

Dec. 2010    260    22,757



YTD 2011    3,419    315,204

YTD 2010    3,425    310,569

SOURCE: Port of Muskogee



Area sales tax

The disbursement of city sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission in January totaled $128,336,064 which is $7.6 million more than for the same period a year ago. The money reported from this period represents sales from Nov. 16 to 31 and estimated sales from Dec. 1 to 15.

11    10    Change    

Checotah    

$301,923    $289,562    4.2%

Rate     4.0%    4.0%



Eufaula    

$137,730    $157,223    -12.3%

Rate    3.5%    3.5%

Fort Gibson

 $110,947    104,755    5.9%

Rate    4.5%    4.5%



Gore

$27,769    $29,067    -4.4%

Rate    3.0%    3.0%



Haskell

$51,545    $48,731    5.7%

Rate    4.35%    4.35%



Muskogee

$2,034,472    $2,187,131    -6.9%

Rate    4.0%    4.0%



Stigler

$155,199    $154,819    0.24%

Rate    3.0%    3.0%



Stilwell

$182,653    $184,847    -1.1%

Rate    3.5%    3.5%



Tahlequah

$555,319    $562,649    -1.3%

Rate    2.5%    2.5%



Wagoner

$197,928    $215,264    -8.7%

Rate    3.0%    3.0%



Warner

$42,144    $39,927    5.5%

Rate    4.0%    4.0%

Webbers Falls

$15,461    $16,106    -4%

Rate    3.5%    3.5%



Source: Oklahoma Tax Commission



Unemployment

Preliminary December statistics  

Oklahoma

Dec. 11, 6.1%

Nov. 11, 6.1%

Dec. 10, 6.8%

United States

Dec. 11, 8.5%

Nov. 11, 8.6%

Dec. 10, 9.4%

Adair County

Dec. 11, 7.5%

Nov. 11, 6.7%

Dec. 10, 7.8%



Cherokee County

Dec. 11, 5.8%

Nov. 11, 5.5%

Dec. 10, 6.0%



Haskell County

Dec. 11, 7.1%

Nov. 11, 6.6%

Dec. 10, 7.0%



McIntosh County

Dec. 11, 8.0%

Nov. 11, 8.3 %

Dec. 10, 9.4%



Muskogee County

Dec. 11, 7.2%

Nov. 11, 7.1%

Dec. 10, 8.0%



Sequoyah County

Dec. 11, 8.9%

Nov. 11, 8.1%

Dec. 10, 9.5%



Wagoner County

Dec. 11, 6.4%

Nov. 11, 6.3%

Dec. 10, 7.6%



Eastern Workforce Investment Area

Dec. 11, 7.4%

Nov. 11, 7.0%

Dec. 10, 8.0%



Muskogee LLM

Dec. 11, 7.1%

Nov. 11, 6.9%

Dec. 10, 8.0%



Okmulgee LLM

Dec. 11, 9.6%

Nov. 11, 9.2%

Dec. 10, 9.8%



Tahlequah-Sallisaw LLM

Dec. 11, 7.1%

Nov. 11, 6.6%

Dec. 10, 7.5%

Source: Oklahoma Employment

Security Commission