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H.8b

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
••February 3,. 1961,... .
IVEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS

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Area, and City• UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
• Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield
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
Akro.n
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie.
••
•
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




±_2
Mass.
1
1

+

3

'+ 2
•
+ 5
+ 6
- 2
- 2

"

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Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago.
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Year
I960 Jan. 7*1 Jan. 14 1 Jan. 21 |Jan. 28
f
=11
=_2
=_i
±_1
±_Z

Federal Reserve District,

-_ai

+14

=12

±_2

-11
- 9
-14
-19
-17
' -19

+14
+12
. +17
+ 7
+12
+ 5

-19
-20
-15
-10
-20
-19

+11
+ 6
+20
+14
+16
+ 3

+ 4

- 7

±_3

=12

+17

r-20

+ 1
=10

m

r=li

- 9
-14
-16
-18
-11
' -18

+17
+12
+ 6
+ 7
+11
+ 9

- 2
r-18
r-20
r-15
- 4
r- 6

. -12
-11
-19
- 8
- 3
- 9

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=10

+ 8

-=22

-16

0
4
3
1
1
2
1

- 1
'- 8
-10
-11
-13
-22
-14

-11
+ 5
+ 8
+10
- 3
+ 8
+16

r-19
-23
-33
-27
-24
r-25
-25

+ 2

.=11

± 6

- 4
0
- 2
+ 1
f 1
- 3
+ 2
- 7

-17
-20
' -19
- 8
. -15
-20
4
- 3

- 9
0
- 2
+12
+ 5
0
r+ 4
- 5

0
-3
+ 3
+ 1
0

-26
-19
- 9
-12
+ 7

r- 8
r+ 2
+11
+ 9
+ 2

N.Y.
N.Y.-N,
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N.J.
N.Y.

Del.
M.J.
Pa.

Ky.
Ohio

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W.Va.

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- 4
- 5
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- 6
+

9

- 2
- 4
-14

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-14
+12
-18
.
-18
-18
-20
:

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-36
+ 3
-14
- 7
' -15
• -19
- -10
+ 4
- 4
. -22
- 8
-22
-24
-32

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H.8b
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Year
I960 |Jan. 7* 1J an. 141 Jan* 211 Jan. 28

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
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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r-_4

±12

r+11

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+ 3
0
"
-13
Mo.-Kans . + 2
Mo.
- 1
- 2
+ 9
Nebr.
N.Mex.
- 3
Okla.
- 1
-3

r- 2
- 5
-17
- 9
-13
- 2
+10
-21
- 9
+ 6

r+18
+13
+ 2
+ 7
+11
+12

r+ 7
+15
+ 3
+10
+ 8
+22
r+34
+ 8
- 4

+ 6
+14
- 5
- 9
-17
- 8
+ 6
+ 1
-17
-10

-14

- 7

+ 7

-14

Col.
Kans.

- 9

+37

- 4
+ 1
- 5

+

9

- 2

Calif.

Ore*
Utah
Wash.
"

-11

±_1

0

±1]

+ 1
-11
- 5
0
- 3

-10
-22
- 9
-11
-10

+ 2
0
- 2
+ 6
+11

+ 1
-15
+ 3
+ 3
+ 6

-23
-13
-26
- 6
+13

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Tex*

=15

•+-5

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
-

-19
-25
-15
- 5
- 4
-10
-12
- 5
- 4
- 7
- 5
-34
- 9
- 9

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+
r
+

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l
4
8
3
1
5
7
2
2
4
1
4

3
7
0
2

r+ 6

r+ 4
+ 1
r+13
+ 4
+14
+ 5
+18
+ 7
r- 3

- 3
- 5
- 3
+10
- 2
- 1
- 6
+ 9
+ 6
+44
0
- 1
+ 6
+ 4

- 8
-20

- 2
+ 6
+ 1
- 2
- 4
+ 4
- 4
-10
+ 2
- 5
- 2
- 6

**Not available.
r—Revised.
*—New Year's Day this year occurred in the week ending January 7 whereas last year
it was in the week ending January 2, I960. The week of January 7, 1961, therefore,
had one less trading day than the corresponding week last year.





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