It’s premature to say the effects of the recession are over in Brownwood, but the sales tax allocations from the state comptroller’s office for June are good news.

That’s how James Campbell, the city’s director of economic development, greeted numbers that show Brownwood’s allocation for June nearly 9 percent higher than June 2008’s allocation.

June allocations reflect April sales.

All four of Brown County’s municipalities had increases from last June.

In Brownwood, last month’s allocation had showed a slight increase over May 2008 — 1.1 percent — and officials were pleased that the small bump interrupted several consecutive months of decline.

June’s allocation for Brownwood was $440,431, compared with $404,248 in June 2008. Year-to-date, this year’s total of $2.86 million was 1.5 percent lower than last year’s total of $2.9 million.

Early’s allocation for June was $77,773, a 4.4 percent increase over last June’s $74,480. Year-to-date, the total is $553,419, a .61 percent increase over last year’s $530,141.

For Bangs, the June allocation was $9,977, a 6 percent increase over last June’s $8,313. Year-to-date, this year’s allocations total $63,291, a 3.6 percent increase over last year’s $61,064.

Blanket’s June allocation of $979 reflected a 108 percent increase over last June’s $469. Year-to-date allocations total $7,088, a 10 percent increase over last year’s $6,434.

The total allocation for all four municipalities in June was $529, 161, an 8.5 percent increase over last June’s $487,512. Year-to-date, the allocations total $3.46 million, a 1 percent decrease from last year’s $3.5 million.