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FEDERAL
statist! co

RESERVE

release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14# 1962

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

Mass.

- 7
- 9
- 6
- 4
-20
-18

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




-10
-12
- 7
- 5
-16
-14

0
- 1
+ 1
+ 1
- 7
+10

-11
-15
- 5
- 8
- 7
- 5

+
+
+
+

2
1
6
6 •
2 .
1

- 9

Del.
N.J.
Pa.
"
"
11

'

"

- 5

+ 1

-18

+ 2

cl.5

zJl

+ 4

±11

±Jfc

- 5
- 5
-13
- 9
0
- 2
- 6

r- 4
- 5
-11
- 8
- 1
0

+ 3
- 4
0
+ 4
+ 1

+11
+ 4
+ 6
+ 5
+ 8

- 3

±_3

±A

- 4
- 8
- 9
- 6
- 7
-11
-11

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
N.Y.
Buffalo
New York-M.E. New Jersey N.Y.-N.J.
N.J.
Newark
N.Y. .
New York
1
1
Rochester
Syracuse
"
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton

SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
- (Based on retail dollar amoui
its)
• Week ending
.
1Q mos.
Dec. 8|Dec, 1|Nov. 24!Nov. 1?
1962
±-2
r=_9
r-f 1
±_i

rrr-

+
+
+

3
9
5
3
0
+ 3
+ 6

+
+
+
+
+
+

±_1

±_3

+13
0
- 5
.+ 5
- 4
-10
+12
+ 7
+ 7
- 4
0
-4
- 7
+ 4

+ 5
+11
-5
+ 6 .
0
- 9
• + 6
+ 3
+ 8
- 3
+ 4
• + 1
- 2
+ 4

5
r- 5
+ 1
5
1
- 3
6 . r- 3
8
- 4
8
- 1
5
- 3

r-11
Ky.
Ohio
"
"
1
1
"
"
"
"
"

Pa.
"
"

W.Va.

;

z±

0
-14
-22
+ 6
-28
-29
- 5
0
- 4
-14
- 3
-12
-14
-17

+ 1
- 8
-11
- 2
- 6
- 9
+ 1
+ 2
- 1
-13
+ 9
- 7
-12
- 6

- 4
+ 2
- 5
0
- 7
-16
r+ 2
+ 4
r+ 7
r- 5
r+ 1
r-10
-12
0

+
: +
+
+
+
+

2
5
2
1
4
3

5
2
3
5
4
1
5

,

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WEEKLY -DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Federal1 Reserve District",
Area, and. City ;
Richmond District
.Metropolitan Areas
Washington
B.C.Dotmtown Washington
"
Baltimore
Md. .
Downtown Baltimore * "
Richmond
Va.
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
" Jacksonville. .
Miami
Tampa-St,-Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta'
Hew Orleans
Cities
Miami-Downtown
Central Atlanta
Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit .
Milwaukee
St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
.St. Louis
Memphis

+.-6.
- 1
- 5
-10
-14
- 4
r±_6

Ala.
"
Fla.
"
" .
Ga.
La.
F1a.
Ga.

• - 4
+ 8
+10

r- 4
r- 9
' - 9
-10
- 1

- 7
+ 3
+ 7

V Cg

n
+ 5

ll2

- 6

r-10

- 2

- 2

• -

•'
Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

+
+
-

4
1
1
1

- 2

- 4
- 7
-10

- 2

- 4
+ 7

- 2

+ 9
- 3
+ 4

-11
+10
+16
+ 5
+ 8
+ 6
' + 4
+ 6
- 6
+ 1

+ 7
+ 8•
+22
-446
+12
+15
+17'
+12

- 2

+ 5
+ 7
+18
+10
+ 4
+ 2

- 2

+ 9

+ 6
+ 2
' 0
0
-11

+ 5
• - 4
r- 4
- 2

±J£

7
1
8
1

+ 7
+ 2
+ 9

+ 3

+ 6
+13
+ 7
+ 4
.+ 7

+19
+12

I+J

+ 2
111.
Ind.
Mich..
Wis.

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.-St. Paul
Minn.
^
Mpls. and Suburban
"
Minneapolis
"
1
1
St. Paul &' Suburban
Cities
Duluth-Superior
' Minn.&Wis




Percentage change from corresponding
period s year -ago
r
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
10 mos,
Week ending
1962
Dec. »|Dec. l|Nov. 241Nov. 17

+
+
+
-

- 4

±Jl

+ 2
+ 2
+ 1

' + 7
+ 1
- 9
+ 2

0
+12
+ 4
+ 9

±A

±.1

+
+
+

+ 3
+ 4

±J

+ 4
+ 6

+ 3
+ 4

- 2

- 2

0

+ 1

- 3

r- 2

r+ 6
+ 7
+ 1
r
+ 3

- 2

5
5 '
4
4 .

+ 5
+ 4
+
7
+ 1

+ 1
- 3

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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
Dec. SlDec. 1)Nov. 241 Nov. 1?

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City-

+ 5

+_6

+ 2

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

+
+
+
+
+
-

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Col.
Denver
Topeka
Kans.
"
Wichita
Kansas City
Mo.-Kans.
Downtown Kansas City Mo.
St. Joseph
"
Lincoln
Mebr.
i
i
Omaha
M.Mex.
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Okla.
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Mo.

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

- 3
-20
- 2
+ 5
r- 5
-12
- 2
r- 3
+ 2
+ 1
- 3

+ 1

- 5

+16

- 9

Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Houston
San Antonio

+ 3.

+ l

±_2

z_2

+ ?
+12
+ 1
+12

+ 2
+ 2
0
+12

+ 1
+17
- 1
+11

- 5
+12
+ 4
+12

+
+
+
+

0

+ 3

+ 3

-+ 8

' ±_7

+ 4
- 1
0
- 4
- 1
- 5
+ 2
+ 9
+ 1
- 6
r+ 2
+ 5
+ 2
r- 1
- 4
- 1
+ 2
+ 3
+ 4
+12
+11
+13
+ 6
- 1
+ 2
+ 3
+ 1 . - 4

+ 8
+ 3
+ 1
+11
+12
+ 4
+ 1
+ 1
+ 6
+ 6
+14
+ 6
+ 9
+15

+ 8
0
+ 3
" +8
•
+14
-+6.
+ 4
. + 4
+10
+ 4
+10
+13
0
+ 9

San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Aneeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angelas
WestsiJe Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Dieio
San Fran.^isco^Cakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
r—Revised




Tex.
"
"

Calif.
"
"

"
"

Ore,
Utnh
V/c": t h . .
"

- 3
-10
-9
+ 5
- 2
- 2
- 6
- 6
- 3
+ 2
+15
+ 3
+ 2
+ 6

*Not available

1
1
4
8
5
9
3
8
5
2
2

+3

6
8
1
5
3
1
3
7
5
2
3

0
2
1
7.
1
2
2
1
0
+ 5
+ 3

' +
+
+
+
+

+ 3
/

+ 7
7
8
9
9

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