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B A D OF G V R O S OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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..FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*'
• August 2U, 1956
W E L DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
EKY

Federal Reserve Dietriet 5 Area, and City

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on r e t a i l dollar amounts)
Jan.~
Week ending
June
July 26 )Aug. 4 (Aug. 11 (Aug. IB~

United States
Boston D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Lynn
Quincy
Lowell
Cities
Springfield
Providence

S z i
±1
Mass.

Mass.
R. I ,

I

+i
-1
+u
+ 3
+2
+3
- 1
+ 7
- 2

New York D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
N. Y.
Buffalo
New York-N.E.New JerseyN»Y.-N.J.
Newark
'IV J.
N. Y.
New York
Rochester
t!
Syracuse

"

^

- 7
+1
j - b
1 -16
! "12
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1 - 5
i - h

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Philadelphia D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Del.
Wilmington
N. J .
Trenton ,
Pa*
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
n
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton ii

zA

Cleveland D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Ky.
Lexington
Ohio
Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Pa.
Erie
Pittsburgh
Wheeling-Steubenville W.Va.-Ohio




+ 6
+5

+1U
+1
+5
+ 7
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-1
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+15

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES A D AREAS (Continued) '
M
Percentage change from corresponding
period,a year ago
(Based on r e t a i l - d o l l a r amounts)
Jan.—
Week ending
June
July gtTlAug. H I Aug. I l l Aug. 18

, Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t , Area, and City-

Richmond D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
D.C.,
ii
Downtown Washington
Md.
Baltimore
Richmond
Va.

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0
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+ 6

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r+ 7
+ 3
r+ 7
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+ 6
r+23

Atlanta D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
-Jacksonville
Atlanta
Augusta
.
New Orleans
Knoxvi'xle
Nashville
City
Tarma

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tl

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+ 7
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r-24
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+ 2
+ 6
+ 7
+ 1
+ 5
-16
- 5

Chicarc D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee
S t , Louis D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
L i t t l e Rock
Louisville
S t . Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
Cities
Minneapolis
S t . Paul
.Duluth-Superior




Ala,
Fla.
Ga.
La*
Tenn.
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+11

tl
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0
+ 3

+ 2

+21

+ 2

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Ind.
Mich.
Wis,

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1
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Ky.
Mo,
Tenn,

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+ 6
+•9
+ 5

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3
6
6

Fla.

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+ 6
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Minn.tiMis,

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT- STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts).
Jan.Week ending
June
July 28 |Aug, h |Aug. 111 Aug.18
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±1
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Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t , Area, and City
Kansas City D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
S t . Joseph
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Cities
Joplin
Kansas City
Dallas D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

Mo.
N. Mex.
Okla.




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San Francisco D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Eeach C a l i f ,
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
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San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco City
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San Jose
Ore.
Portland
Utah
S a l t Lake City
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Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
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