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F E D E R A L

R E S E R V E

s t a t i s t ! (a
• FOR H#ED1-ATE RELEASE /
MEDIATE
.#ril
1963

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND. AREAS
F e d e r a l Reserve D i s t r i c t

Percentage change from c o r r e s p o n d i n g
p e r i o d a year ago.
Week ending?
Mar. 30|Mar. 23]Mar. 16|Mar. 9

Area, and C i t y
UNITED STATES

+ 6

Boston D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell

12

New York D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New J e r s e y
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia D i s t r i c t
. M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton
Cleveland D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown P i t t s b u r g h
Wheeling




Mass.

i i
0

.11

0

i i
i_u.

i l
+ 6-

+ 5'.
0
+11 .
. + 9
+11
•- 6

+ 7
+ 2
+13
+ 7
+ 7
- 2

"

0
- 3
+ 3
+ 1
- 2
r-lU

j_3_
N.Y.
N.Y.-N.J•
N.J.
N.Y.
ii

+11
-+ii*
+ 8
+ 9
. -13
_ - 8

r+ 1

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+ 7
0
+
3
- 7
+13
r- 6

+15
+ 7
+ 2
+ 2
0
+11 .

+ 3
+ 2
+ 7
- 5
+ 7
-,2

+16
+ 1
• + k
- 7
+10
+ 2
0

Del.
N.J.
Pa.
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"

ii

. 0
• + 7
- 1
• - 3
+ 5
+19
+1U.

r

0
+ 2
+ 7
+ h
+ 2
*h
+13

Pa.
W.Va.

+ 2
+ h
+19
+ 3
- 6
-lU
+10
+13
- 1
-11
-10
- 3
- 5
-11

- S
+ 1
+ h
- 7.
+15
+ 3
+10

0

-+1U
.*11
. +23
+10
+17
' +2U
. +18
+12
+ 3
+
+ %
5
+ 6
+ 1
+16

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!

+ 7
+ 1
0
— 6
+ 5
0

+21

r j j

r+11
Ky.
Ohio

- 3
- 6
0
+ 6
- 5
- 9

2 mos.
1963

0
+
+
+
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h
9
2
2
-11
+ 2
+11
+ 5
+ 6.
r-10
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+13

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+21 1 + h
+ 2
+27
+12:
+ 3
+2U
- k
-h
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+ 6
- 1
+ 6
.+ 9

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+16
+. 6
+
9
+ U

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- 9

+

15

+ 3
- 6
- U
- 2
+10
+ 5
+ 2

•

- 2
- 5
+ 2- h
+ 1
- 5T
-11
0
+ 7
+ .6
- 9
-10
- 3
- 5
+ 1

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SELECTED CITIES A D AREAS (Continued)
M

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES

Percentage change from corresponding
"" p e r i o d a y e a r ago
' (Based on r e t a i l " d o l l a r amounts)
//eek ending
Mar. 301Mar. 23 l w a r . 16|Mar. y
1963

Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t
Area, and CityRichmond D i s t r i c t "
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta D i s t r i c t
. Metropolitan Areas
, Birmingham
:
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. P e t e r s b u r g
Atlanta
August
. New Orleans
Cities •
Mi ami-Downtown .
Central Atlanta
Chicago D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee .
S t . Louis D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas •
L i t t l e Rock
Louisville
S t . Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
M p l s . - S t . Paul.
Mpls. and Suburban
Minneapolis
• S t . Paul & Suburban
Cities
•
Duluth-Superior •




+ 9

Md.
Va.

+ 1

+27

i i

+12
+ 6
+ 6
+ h
+ 8

D.C.

r+ 5
r+
r+
r+
r+
+

+ 3
2
^ 1
- 1
- 1

+28
+22
+17
+16
+6U

+10
+ 2
- 1
- k
0

+ 8

+20

LA

- 2
+16
+20
+ h
+11
+ 2
+12
- 3

- 1
+15
+18
+13
+25
+22
+10
+6k

- u
0
+11
+ 6
+ 8
+ 7
+ 7
+ 5

- 7
- 9

- 1
+20

- U:
+ 1

7
k
56
h

12k
Ala.
ii
Fla.

La.

+15
+ 6
+22
- 3
+17
+21
+ 6
+20

Fla.
Ga.

-18
+16

"
"

Ga.

+12
+1U.
+26
+ 5
+22
+12
+17
+llt
r-11
r+ 6

+ 6

+ 2

11

+ 6

i i

+ 8
+10
+ U
+ 2
+ 2

+ 6
+ 2
+ 2
-15
- 7

+ k
+10
+ 2 •
- 5
0

+ 6
0
+ 7

+
+
+
+
-

+ 8

+ 6

+ 6

LI

+ 3

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

+27
+18
+ 3
+10

+16
+19
- 3
+22

0
r+ 5
+ 7
+ 1

+ 7
+10
+ 6
+13

+
+
+
+

+13

- 1

Minn,

+15
+20
+ 9
+ U

111.
Ind.
Mich.

'

"

Wis.

Minn.&Mis.

+ 9

+ 3

-10

5
3
7
1
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- 9

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+ U
+ 5
+ l

- 9

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SAIES - SELECTED CITIES A m AREAS (Continued)
Percentage chan;Z from corresponding
&
p e r i o d a year ,
ago
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
Week ending
2 mos.
Mar. .30|Mar. 23|Mar. l 6 | M a r . 9
1963

F e d e r a l Reserve D i s t r i c t
Area, and CityKansas C i t y D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas C i t y
Downtown Kansas C i t y
S t . Joseph
Lincoln
Omaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma C i t y
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
San Antonio
San F r a n c i s c o
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San F r a n c i s c o
Oakland
San J o s e
Portland
S a l t Lake C i t y
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
r—Revi sed




+ 8

"

Mo.-Kans.
Mo.
»
Nebr.
if
N.Mex.
Okla.
ii
Mo.

Li

+ 6

+ 6

+ 3

+12
+ 6
+10
+ 8
- 2
-15
+ 3
+ 7
+ 7
+ 8
+13

+ 6
+ 1
0
+ 8
- h
+ 6
0
r- 6
+12
+ h
+15

+ 1
+ 6
- 8
+ 5
-11
+ 2
+16
+18
+10
+ 3
+ 5

+10
- 2
- 5
+10
- 6
+20
+ 3
- 6
+ h
+ 1
+ 5

+
+
+
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- 1

- 7

+ 1

+ 7

+ 3

+10

+ 7

+ 1

+ 3

+15
-10
+12
+ 8

+13
- 5
- 3
+15

- 2
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+ k
; +16

0

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Kans.

+ 7

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+_6

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3
3
6
7
3
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+ 9
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+ 6
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+ 5
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+10
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+ 3
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r- 5
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- 6
- 2

+ 3
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+ 6
+10
+ h
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- 5
+16
+ 6
+18
- 6
+ 6
- 3

+ 8
- 2
+ 1
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+ 7
+ 7
+ 3
+ 6
+ 6
+ 3
+ 9
- 2
+ 1
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+ 6
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