Philadelphia saw a $1,309 increase in sales tax collections from November or about .36 percent gain, figures released by the state Department of Revenue showed.

The city’s share of sales tax collections was at $362,004, compared to $360,695 for the same month a year ago.

July 1 to-date, the city’s share of sales tax is up $128,901 or about 6.3 percent.

The city’s tourism tax collections in November was at $5,152, down from the $6,627 reported for the same month in 2016. July 1 to-date, tourism tax is down $11,730 or about 21.5 percent.

Philadelphia collects an additional 3 percent tax on hotel rooms. Those monies are used to promote tourism.

A portion of the overall sales tax collections is diverted to cities each month by the state Department of Revenue.

Sales tax makes up more than half of Philadelphia’s revenue stream and funds such operations as police, fire and street departments, among others.

The following figures reflect November sales tax collections in other area cities with collections from the same month a year ago in parentheses:

• Canton: $241,992 ($240,530)

• Carthage: $140,353 ($145,209)

• DeKalb: $18,373 ($15,397)

• Forest: $190,425 ($187,304)

• Madison: $709,136 ($657,022)

• Meridian: $1,128,298 ($1,176,853)

• Starkville: $559,308 ($566,465)

• Union: $23,624 ($23,536)

• Kosciusko: $171,757 ($179,774)

• Louisville: $154,028 ($155,793)