Richmond and Rosenberg received a combined $2.2 million in monthly sales tax revenue from the Texas Comptroller’s office in June. Combined, all of the cities in Fort Bend County received $8.88 million in their June payments.

Richmond’s monthly payment of $591,217 was down 0.36% from the June 2018 payment, according to numbers from the comptroller’s office.

The city’s year-to-date payment of $3.225 million is up 0.41% compared to the year-todate payment of $3.21 from the same time period last year.

Rosenberg received $1.63 million in June, a 0.6% decrease of June 2018’s payment of $1.62 million, according to the comptroller’s office. Rosenberg’s year-to-date payment of $9.72 million is also up by 0.48% from the 2018 amount of $9.68 million.

Because of the time it takes the comptroller’s office to process the payments, cities are receiving sales tax payments for purchases made in April, which is also the most recent data for area unemployment.

In April, there were 577 people receiving unemployment benefits in the Richmond-Rosenberg area, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Richmond-Rosenberg’s unemployment rate of 3.2% was slightly higher than For Bend County’s rate of 3%. Both local rates were lower than the statewide rate of 3.7%.

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