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FEDERAL
statistical

RESERVE

release

H.8b

,

FOE IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 1962

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS
Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield

±Jt

-11
-11
-10
- 8
-16
-16

- 3
- 7
+ 1
+ 1
- 4
-13

+10
+ 6
+14
+ 8
+10
r+19

+ 5
+10
0
0
- 7
+ 5

+
+
+
+

- 5
+ 2

.+13
+10

+ 7
+ 8

±Jfc

+ 4
+11
+ 3
+ 9
+ 9
+ 6

- 5 .
+11
r+16
+11
- 3
+ 1

- 3
-

8
3
3
7
5
0

+
+
+
+
r+

5
2
2
4
1
1

2
1
7
7
2
2

+ 3

+
+
+
+
+
+

3
5
2
1
4
3

Ky.
Ohio
"
"
"
"
"
"
"

Pa. .
"

W.Va.

- 1

r+ 4

±_6

+^

±_5

- 3
-19
- 6
+ 1
- 2
- 7
- 6

+ 1
-11
r+ 5
r+ 3
+14
- 1
+ 6

+ 9
- 5
+18
+ 6
+10
0
+11

+ 3
- 5
+ 1
+ 4
-19
+13
+ 5

+ 6
0
+ 4
+ 5
+ 6
+ 1
+ 6

- 2

Philadelphia.District
Metropolitan Areas
Del.
Wilmington
• N.J.
Trenton
Pa.
* Lancaster
"
Philadelphia
"
Reading
"
Scranton
Uilkes-Barre—Hazleton
"

Digitized for


8 mos.
1962
+ 5

-12

Mass.

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
N.Y. Buffalo
New York-N.E.New Jersey N.Y.-.N.J .
N.J.
. Newark "
N.Y.
New York
"
Rochester
Syracuse
"

Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus'
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling
FRASER

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Oct. 61 Sept. .291 Sept. 221Sept. 15
0
±_5
-Li
- 4
zll
±11
±Jt

0

±_2

+ 2

+ 3

-12
+ 3
0
+ 2
+ 4
- 7
- 1
+ 3
+ 8
- 6
- 4
0
- 4
+ 6

+ 6
+12
- 3
+ 6
+ 1
-10
+ 6
+ 3
+ 9
- 2
+ 5
+ 2
- 1
+ 4

-10
- 4
• -14
- 5
- 3
-10
* +20
- 6
- 5
+ 4
-10
- 6
- 9
-_5

+ 5
+11
+12
+ 3
- 8
-16
+11
+10
- 9
-13
0
0
- 4
+ 1

+13
+ 4
+ 4 .
- 1
- 3
-13
r+10
+10
+24
- 6
+10
r- 2
r- 6
+ 3

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Page 2
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SaLES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago

Federal Reserve District,
Arear-and- Gitry

" --

Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
. D.Cv ~ • •
Washington Downtown ' Washington
Baltimore
Md.
"
. Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Va. ..
.
.Atlanta District
• Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
• iobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta . .
.
Augusta
New Orleans
Cities
^
Miami-Downtown
Central Atlanta

iveek' e i d r s
r'jn:
Oct. 61.iept. 29iSept. 22JSept. 15
r+ 6
• • 3 •r r+""2""
r- 5
- 5
+ 8
-13
- 4
•+10
- 2

Fla.

1: .
.
.0
'
+ 7•
/+ 2 '
,.

+ 6

/

r+16

+ 6

- 7
-3

+23
+11

+ 6
- 1

-22
-11

Ga."
La.
Fla.
Ga. '

r+32
+23
+21
+31
+ 4.

+ 3
+ 1
+15
0
- 2

-13
+ 2

r+11
+14

- 3
+ 8

+ 4

+10

+ 4 .
-'3
+10'
- 6.

+ 11
+ 5
+14
+ 3

+ 6 "
•
0
+10
T 9

+ 9

+ 1•

- 7
+ 3
•- 6
•+
0
0

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

+ 7
- 4
+ 7
-14

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

- 3

- 2

Ark.
Ky.
Mo. ' '
Tenn,.

+ 1
4
- 3
^ 1

+ 8
+ 1
- 9
+16.

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.-St. Paul
Minn.
. "
Mpls . and' Suburban
Minneapolis
St. Paul & Suburban
Cities
Duluth-buperior
Minn.&'Jis .
i

+ 7

- 1
+ 6
5
+ 8.
+ .8
. - 2
+20
..
.
•
. +11
-5 0
• +5
• + 2
+ 2

+ 4

"
"

+ 6
' \+:4
+1
+ 9
- 3
+ 5

- 2 '

Chicago District
Metropolitan^Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
. Milwaukee




+ 4.

—+ 8
+ 5
+ 7
- 1
+11

0

r
Ala.

+ _8

8 mos.
1962

+

.0
- 8 '
:

+ 4
+ 9

+ 2

+ 5
.

+
+
+
+

4
6
7
1

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+12 '
- 1
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..
+13
0
'
+ 5
r+ 7
+ 8
- 1
, + 9

+. 6

0

+~6
+ 7
- 5
+ .4

0
0
- 8
- 2

+
+
+

- 2

- 1"

+ 2

+ 6

+ 1

6
+ 1
8 * * + 4 '
• "
- 8
1
1
- 3
- 8

'+ 1
+ 3
+ 5
. ' + 2
.
- 2

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City-

Week ending
Oct. 61 Sept. 291 Sept. 221
ISept. 15

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Col.
Topeka
Kans.
Wichita
Kansas City
Mo.-Kans.
Downtown Kansas City Mo.
"
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Nebr.
"
Omaha
N.Mex.
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Okla.
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Mo.
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
San Antonio




r+ 8

- 5

•

- 1

2
3
4
8
1
2
0
3
6
0
+ 3

- 7
+22
- 3
+ 5
- 6
- 4
+ 1
- 2
-10
+ 1
+ 2

+14

+ 7
- 9
+23
+15
' 3
+
+ 5
+ 6
+ 6
+10
+ 6
+ 6

+ 1

- 5

+
+
+
r
r+

"
"
"

0 mos.
1962
+ 3

- 3
-19
- 9
+ 6
- 7
+ 1
- 1
- 6
-11
+ 3
- 2
>

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

1
2
1
7
1
2
1
1
2
6
4

7

+ 4

+14

+_7

6
3
4
8

- 4
+ 7
- 4
+15

+ 9
+ 6
+56
+12

+ 7
+ 8
+11
+10

+£

r+ 6

zjL

+10

+ 8

+ 5
+ 1
+ 2
+12
+10
+ 2
- 2
+ 2
- 4
+10
+11
+10
.0
+ 4

+ 1
-11
- 6
+15
+ 8
+ 6
+ 1
+ 3
+ 2
+ 8
+15
+ 8
- 4
+ 7

- 4
r- 9
- 5
- 2
r+ 1
' r+ 1
- 1
- 6
- 7
- 6
r- 4
+ 5
- 3
- 3

+12
+ 9
+ 6
+ 9
+14
+10
+ 7
+ 3
+ 3
+ 4
+ 9
+16
- 8
+17

+ 7
0
+ 3
+ 9
+16
+ 7
+ 5
+ 4
+11
+ 6
+11
+16
+ 2
+12

- 6
Tex.

San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach Calif.
"
Downtown Los Angeles
"
Uestside Los Angeles
"
Sacramento
"
San Diego
"
San Francisco-Oakland
"
San Francisco
"
Oakland
"
San Jose
Portland
Ore.
Salt Lake City
Utah
Seattle
"Jash.
1
1
Spokane
Tacoma
"
r—Revised

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago

-

8
7
7
2

0
+
+
+

*Not available


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