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F E D E R A L

R E S E R V E
FOR M E D I A T E RELEASE
August 18, 1961.

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
,(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan,-June
Week ending
July 221 July 291 Aug. 5l Aug. 12
-0
±_2
±J.

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and CityUNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Q,uincy
Lowell
City
Springfield

+ 3
Mass.

Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington •
•
1 Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland „
Downtown Cleveland
. Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
. . Youngstown
\ Erie "
'' Pittsburth
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




+ 8

±_8

+ 5
0
+13
0
+ 1
- 1

+ 8
+ 1
+18
+12
- 1
- 7

+ 9
0
+22
- 4
+14
+ 5

+10
+ 5
+16
r- 1
- 7
r+ 1

- 4
- 8
0
-11
-14
-12

- 1

+ 9

+ 9

- 6

±_1

±JZ

±2

0
1
5
2
5
5

+ 2
+ 8

+ 3

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

±3

+ 1
N.Y.
N.Y.-N.J.
N.J.
N.Y.
"

+
+
-

0
1
5
0.
1
1

r-2
Del.
I . J.
f
. Pa.

;

- 2
- 3
0
0
-_6- 3
- 5

+
+
-

ii
-20
+ 1
- 8
+ 4
- 1
0
+ 2

r+
r+
r+

+ 1

+ 3
+ 3
+ 6

.

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+
+
+
+
+
-

8
6
9
6
5
3
2

3
2
1
2
2
0

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6
3
9
2
6
2

+ 9
+46
r- 2
- 3
+ 8
+ 6
+ 8
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-26
- 4
+ 8
- 1
+ 9
- 8
+ 2

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+ 5
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- 1
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r-11
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+ 2
0
+ 2
- 1
- 6
+ 8
+ 1
- 2
-10
- 5
- 2
- 7
0

-22
+ 3
0
+ 9
- 3
- 6
+ 3
0
+ 9
- 2
- 1
- 2
- 8
- 8

0
Ky.
.Ohio

Pa.
W.Va. '

, - 6
- 4
- 6
+ 7
- 3
- 7
+ 1
+ 1
+ 3
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- 5
- 1
- 6
- 5

+14
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-3
+10
+ 3
- 4
+ 7
0
+ 8
- 8
- 2
- 8
-14
-10

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan. - June
Week ending
- .
1961
I July 221 July 291 Aug. 51 Aug. i f

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
• Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
• Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
„
New Orleans
Cities
Miami-Downtown
Central Atlanta
Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas '
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit "
^
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee
St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas '
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis.
Memphis
Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.—St. Paul
Mpls. and Suburbs
Minneapolis
St. Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior




"

+ 1

±_2

D.C.
"
Md.
*
"
Va.

+ 3
- 3
0
- 3
- 1

. + 7
- 3
+ 4
+ 1
-14

0

...

- 2
0
+ 6
+ 6
- 2
- 3
+2
- 1
- 1

+ 3
- 1
+ 3
+ 2
- 8
+13
- 5
- 7
•+ 2

Fla.
Ga.

- 7
-7

- 7
+11

111.
Ind.
Mich.

+
-

1
1

Wis.

- 3
+1
- 2
- 5'

r- 1

+ 2 .

' + 3

- 4
+ 3

- 6

- 5

+
+
-

3
5
5
5
4

+ 4
- 7
- 1
-l6

Minn. & Wis.

+ 1
+ 2
*
- 1
- 2

-10

0
- 6
-

2

+ 2
- 4
-

1.

-14
+ 8
- 5
-

2

- 2

- 1
0

-7

- 2

- 2

- 4
+15
- 4
- 4

-12
+14

- 1
-

2

+17
- 6
-

2

- 9
r+31
- 5
- 9

+ 2
Minn.
"
•
"
"

' +7

+ 2
+ 4
- 9
- 4

- 2
Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

. + 1
- 3
+ 1

+ .1
+ 6
+ 7
0
+ 6
+21
+ 8
+ 6
+10
r- 5
+ 6
. + 6
- 5
- 5
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- 1•
-6
- 9

- 1
1
2
6
7
4

r+ 7
r+ 1
+13
r+13
- 3
+_7

+ 3

Ala.
"
Fla.
V
"
Ga.
"
"
La.

+_4
> 3
- 3
+ 3
+ 1.
+13

- 8

- 7
±_1

+
-

1
1
4
4

- 6
- 6
-12
- 6
- 6

+
r+
r+

4
3
1
5

- 1

- 3

+ 4

+ 1
+ 2
-

2

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Jan.-June
July 221 July 291 Aug." 5! Aug. 12
1961

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and CityKansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Omaha
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
f
Oakland
;
San, Jose'
.v
. Portland . %•,] -/
•
,
Salt Lake C%ty. • ' -r'
' Seattle ' " y '
. Spokane- ; •
.
/
Tacoma"
t
V
r—ftevised*'




+_4
Col.
Kans.
1
1
Mo.-Kans.
Mo.
1
1
Nebr.
N.Mex.
Okla.
Mo.

+ 6
+ 3
- 3
+ 1
-3
+ 6
+18
+21
+16
-10
- 3

±J=
+ 5
0
-10
- 8
- 1
+ 7
+15
+12
+11
-14
-13

.

+ 8
- 1
+ 6
- 6
- 7
-6
+17
+17
+13
-15
-10

...

+ 2
. - 3
- 3
+10
- 3
+ 1
+17
r+14
+15
- 6
-16

±_2
+ 3
• 3
+
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- 4
- 8
-9
+15
+ 6
+25
. -11
+14

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i
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' Utah
Wash,
"

+ 2

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- 9

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+

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- 4
- 7
+ 7
+ 2

+
+

- 1
- 8
+17
+ 6
1
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- 1
- 7
+13
+ 5
0

±_1

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+ 7

- 1
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- 8

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+
+
+
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+
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+12
+66
- 1
+ 2
+14
+ 5
+ 7
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+ 1
+ 1
+ 2
+ 7
+ 8
+ 1

1
7
3
1
1

1
7
1
9
8
2
2
7
5
1
2
1
2
0

*Not available.

4
1
9
2
5

- 7
-29
+ 9
- 1
+12
+ 3
0
+ 1
r- 2
r+ 6
+ 5
+ 7
+' 5
r+ 2

±_1
- 3
- 9
- 1
0
+12
+ 4
+ 5 - 3
+ 4
- 6
+ 7
- 2
- 3
-4

0
-15
+ 2
+21
+17
+ 2
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1
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- 5
+10
+ 5
+11
+ 2


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