MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 13, 2011

Business statistics 10.13.11


— Port of Muskogee traffic

Barge tonnage

Date    Barges    Tons

Aug. 2011    41    66,281

Aug. 2010    46    70,267



YTD 2011    364    557,583

YTD 2010    319    488,225



Rail tonnage

Date    Cars    Tons

Aug. 2011    328    28,070

Aug. 2010    259    22,905



YTD 2011    2,079    197,076

YTD 2010    2,407    218,846

SOURCE: Port of Muskogee



Area sales tax

The disbursement of city sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission in June totaled $119,381,046, which is $4.2 million more than for the same period a year ago. The money reported from this period represents sales from July 16 to 31 and estimated sales from Aug. 1 to 15.



’11    ’10    Change    

Checotah    

$295,353    $294,678    0.2%

Rate     4.0%    4.0%

Eufaula    

$180,348    $175,179    2.9%

Rate    3.5%    3.5%



Fort Gibson

$125,836    $105,873    18.8%

Rate    4.5%    4.5%



Gore

$45,686    $35,836    27.4%

Rate    3.0%    3.0%



Haskell

$53,348             $56,774 -6.00%

Rate    4.35%    4.35%



Muskogee

$1,940,974    $1,900,374    2.1%

Rate    4.0%    4.0%



Stigler

$131,141    $136,105    -1.4%

Rate    3.0%    3.0%



Stilwell

$179,142    $165,152    8.4%

Rate    3.5%    3.5%



Tahlequah

$563,229    $562,067    0.2%

Rate    2.5%    2.5%



Wagoner

$212,850    $222,018    -4.1%

Rate    3.0%    3.0%



Warner

$48,003    $44,910    6.8%

Rate    4.0%    4.0%



Webbers Falls

$16,728    $16,935    -1.2%

Rate    3.5%    3.5%



Source: Oklahoma Tax Commission



Unemployment

Preliminary July statistics  

Oklahoma

Aug. 11, 5.5%

July 11, 5.4%

Aug. 10, 7.0%



United States

Aug. 11, 9.1%

July 11, 9.2%

Aug. 10, 9.5%



Adair County

Aug. 11,5.9%

July 11, 6.8%

Aug. 10, 7.8%



Cherokee County

Aug. 11, 4.6%

July 11, 5.2%

Aug. 10, 6.0%



Haskell County

Aug. 11, 5.8%

July 11, 6.4%

Aug. 10, 7.6%



McIntosh County

Aug. 11, 7.4%

July 11, 8.2%

Aug. 10, 8.8%



Muskogee County

Aug. 11, 6.5%

July 11, 6.9%

Aug. 10, 7.8.%



Sequoyah County

Aug. 11, 9.3%

July 11, 9.1%

Aug. 10, 10.7%



Wagoner County

Aug. 11, 5.7%

July 11, 6.0%

Aug. 10,    7.1%



Eastern Workforce

Investment Area

Aug. 11, 6.5%

July 11, 6.7%

Aug. 10, 8.0%



Muskogee LLM

Aug. 11, 6.3%

July 11, 6.7%

Aug. 10, 7.6%



Okmulgee LLM

Aug. 11, 8.1%

July 11, 6.7%

Aug. 10, 9.9



Tahlequah-Sallisaw LLM

Aug. 11, 6.4%

July 11, 6.8%

Aug. 10, 7.9%



Source: Oklahoma Employment  Security Commission