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May 13, 2011

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Port of Muskogee traffic

Rail tonnage

    Date    Cars    Tons

• March 2011    200    18,357

• March 2010    403    37,264

• YTD 2011    660    71,780

• YTD 2010    877    80,567

Barge tonnage

    Date    Barges    Tons

• March 2011    61    93,866

• March 2010    40    75,506

• YTD 2011    166    251,497

• YTD 2010    128    196,011

SOURCE: Port of Muskogee

Area sales tax

The disbursement of city sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission in April totaled $108,402,776, which is $4.3 million more than for the same period a year ago. The money reported from this period represents sales from Feb. 16 to 31 and estimated sales from March 1 to 15.

    11    10    Change    

Checotah    

$263,885    $238,996    10%

Rate        4.0%    4.0%

Eufaula    

$126,049    $129,674    -2.7%

Rate        3.5%    3.5%

Fort Gibson

$103,224    $87,086    10.5%

Rate        4.5%    4.5%

Gore

$31,634    $27,305    15.8%

Rate        3.0%    3.0%

Haskell

$61,372    $49,893    23%

Rate        4.35%    4.35%

Muskogee

$1,943,597    $1,841,851    5.2%

Rate        4.0%    4.0%

Stigler

$138,823    $129,846    6.9%

Rate        3.0%    3.0%

Stilwell

$185,578    $168,670    10%

Rate        3.5%    3.5%

Tahlequah

$518,022    $479,572    8%

Rate        2.5%    2.5%

Wagoner

$189,829    $203,359    -6.6%

Rate        3.0%    3.0%

Warner

$39,633    $43,002    -7.8%

Rate        4.0%    4.0%

Webbers Falls

$14,267    $14,431    -1.1%

Rate        3.5%    3.5%

Source: Oklahoma Tax Commission

Unemployment

Preliminary January statistics  

Oklahoma

March 11, 6.1%

Feb. 11, 6.5%

March 10, 7.3%

United States

March 11, 8.8%

Feb. 11, 9.0%

March 10, 9.7%

Adair County

March 11, 7.2%

Feb. 11, 9,1%

March 10, 9.3%

Cherokee County

March 11, 5.1%

Feb. 11, 6.4%

March 10, 6.0%

Haskell County

March 11, 6.4%

Feb. 11, 7.9%

March 10, 8.6%

McIntosh County

March 11, 8.9%

Feb. 11, 10.5%

March 10, 9.5%

Muskogee County

March 11, 7.0%

Feb. 11,8.5%

March 10, 9.5%

Sequoyah County

March 11, 9.9%

Feb. 11, 11.3%

March 10, 12.0%

Wagoner County

March 11, 6.3%

Feb. 11, 7.7%

March 10, 7.6%

Eastern Workforce Investment Area

March 11, 7.3%

Feb. 11, 8.8%

March 10, 8.8%

Muskogee LLM

March 11, 6.9%

Feb. 11, 8.4%

March 10, 8.4%

Okmulgee LLM

March 11, 9.7%

Feb. 11, 11.2%

March 10, 11.2%

Tahlequah-Sallisaw LLM

March 11, 7.1%

Feb. 11, 8.6%

March 10, 8.7%

Source: Oklahoma Employment

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