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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 19^3

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Federal.. Reserve District
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New Jersey
. Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




Percentage change from corresponcling
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts;)
8 mos.
Week ending
Oct. liSept. 281 Sept. 211oept. 14U 1963

"
"
"

N.Y.
N.Y. N.J.
N.J.
N.Y.

1
1

+ 8
+ 6
+10
+13
- 9
+11

+ 6
+ 5
+ 7
+16
- 2
r+18
±-2

+12
+ .
5
+ 5
+ 3
+ 4
-13

r+23
+ 8
+ 2
+ 5
+ 2
r+ 6

+14
+ 3
+ 6
+ 9
+ 2
+11

r+ 4
+17
+ 4
r+ 7
+ 2
r+ 7
+ 6

-±_8

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±J.

Mass.

-2
+ 4
+ 9
+13
+ 8
- 2
+ 6
+16
- 4
+10
+ 4
+ 8
+ 2.
+10

r±J?
Del.
N.J.
Pa..
"
"

Ky.
Ohio

"
"
"

Pa.
"

W.Va.

-6

+2

±11

±A
±J±

+
+
+
-

+14
+11
+17
+ .
5
+15
- 5

+
+
+
+
+
-

+ _1

±12

±-2

+ 9
0
- 2
- 5
+ 2
- 5

+22
+11
+1C
+ 6
+12
+ 4

+
+
+
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+

9
5
4
1
8
3

2
4
2
2
2
2
7

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2
4
7
6
9

+ I

5
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8
5
4
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6
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+12
+11
+ 7
+12
+ 3
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0

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- 5
+ 4
+ 9
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+ 3
+ 4
- 2
+10
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0
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- 1

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+ 5
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+ 6
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3
2
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6
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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES -JSELECTED CITIES Aim AREAS (Continued)

Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas/
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Cities
Miami Downtown
Central Atlanta

8

- Area, and City

Percentage change from
period a year ago
(Based on.retail dollar amounts)
88 mos.
Week ending
Oct. 51 Sect. 28!Sept. 211 Sept. 14 1963

I

-

Federal Reserve District

±_6
D.C.
Md.
Va.

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+
+
+
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9
6
6
2

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0
1
5
8
5

+
+
-

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4
1
1
2
5

+12
+ 9
+13
+11
+ 3

+ 9
+ 1
+ 6
0
+ 2

+10

r+11

+ 7

±11

-+.1

La.

- 7
- 3
+31
+22
+11
+12
-2l '
+10

-18
+13
+23
r+13
+10
r+13
- 6
+12

-33
- 1
+18
+14;
+18
+ 5. .
+ 4
+10

+16
- 2
+18
+18
+ 7
+13
+ 9
+12

- 4
+ 3
+12
+ 9
+ 8
+ 7
+ 5
+ 9

Tla.
Ga.

+12
+ 6

r- 2
+ 5

+ 4
0

- 3
+ 6

- 5
+ 1

+ 1

- 1

- 1

+11

+ 5

0
- 4
+ 1

+
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+15
+ 1
+ 8
+16
+ 4

+
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Ala.
Fla.
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1
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Ga.

Wis.

+ '1
+16
0
+ 4
- 2

St. .Louis District
.. Metropolitan Areas.
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis

- 1

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Ky.
Mo,
Tenn.

- 7
+10
- 5
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Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
"Milwaukee

Minneapolis DistrictMetropolitan Areas
Mpls.-St. Paul
Mpls. and Suburban
Minneapolis
- St. Paul & Suburban
Cities
Duluth Superior

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111.
Ind.
Mich.
1
1

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- 6

1
5
2
7
6

6
4
6
2
2

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+ 4

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- 3
0

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4
2
0
3

+ 5

0

+ 2
0
- 3
+ 6

+ 6
+ 4
- 2
+10

0
- 3
- 7
+ 6

+
+
+

3
2
2
6

+ 2

- 5

- 9

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- 1

1
3
6
4

8
5
3
4

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+ 5
+ 7
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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
8 mos.
Week ending
Oct. 51 Sent, 281 der>t. 211 Sent. 14 1963

Federal tleserve District
Area, and CityKansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Dovmtovm Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Omaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
-Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
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-16
- 8
-11
-15
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-10
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- 1

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- 6
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