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H.8b

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, I960.
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES 'AND AREAS
1
Percentage change from corresponding
I
period a year ago
I
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
1 Jan.-July
Week ending
Julv lOlAue. 61Aus. 131 Aug. 20
1
1960
+J,
±_1

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District.
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge.
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield

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3
6
9
1
0

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+ 3
+ 2
+ 4
- 1
- 3
-13

- 1
- 2
0
+16
+ 6
-26

+ 5
+ 2
+ 9
+ 4
- 9
r+31

+16
+18
+12
+31
+ 5
- 1

0

0

+ 7

+18

±Jk

+ 2

±Jk
N.Y.
N.Y.-N.J.
N.J,
N.Y.

Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
•
Wilmington
Del.
Trenton
N.J.
Lancaster
Pa.
Philadelphia
Reading
' •
Scranton
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Wilke s-Barre—Hazleton

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1
1

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

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

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+ 8
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- 3
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- 6
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- 6

+ 6
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- 5
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+12
- 1.

+ 6
+16
+10
+12
+10
- 2

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+ 2
+ 5
+ 40

+ 3
- 1
+ 3
- 1

+ 2
+ 1

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- 1
-12
- 3

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Ky.
Ohio
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W.Va.

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- 4
- 6
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- 5
- 6
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5
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5
6
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+ 1
+ 3

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Page 2
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.-July
I960
July 301 Aug, 61 Aug, 111 Aug. 20

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City-

Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtoi-m Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
New Orleans
Knoxville
Cities
Miami-Downt own
Central Atlanta

- 3
D.C.
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Md.
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Va.

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-

+ 3
- 4

3
5
6
7
9

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+ 4

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9
5
1
4

+ 7
+ 1

+11

+ 2

r-2

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r- 5

r+11

Ala.
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Fla.
"
"
Ga..
"
"
La.
Tenn.

0
+3
+19
+9
+8
+ 3
+2
- 2 .
+ 1.
+ 1.

+ 2
0
-27
+10
- 3
-12
0
-10
+ 7
- 5

+ 4*
- 6
- 1

- 5
+ 4
0
r+ 7

+ 8
+12

Fla.
Ga.

- 1
-13

- 7
-20

+ 2

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Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis'
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee

111.
Ind.
Mich.
"
Wis.

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

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
M p l s . — S t . Paul
Mpls. and Suburbs
St. Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior

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- 7
- 2
- 6.
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+ 8

+ 8

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- 3
+ 5
+ 1
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Minn. & Wis.




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- 1

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+ 6

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,
Pag® 3
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year age
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Jan.-July j
iJuly 301 Aug. 61Aug. 131 Aug, 20
I960

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City-

Kansas Citv 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 City
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
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Kans.
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Mo,-Kans.
Mo.
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Nebr.
N.Mex.
Okla.

Calif.

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Utah
Wash,

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102