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H.8b .

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, i960,

*

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
fBased on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Jan,-Dec.
Jan. 301 Feb. 61 Feb. IllFeb. 20
1959
- 2
+ 4
±1
±J
±_Z

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield
New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New Jersey
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelnhia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




•LI
Mass,

+14

0

+ 4
0
+10
+ 5
+ 9
- 3

+
+
+
+

2
1
3
4

JLi

+16
+11
+24
+37
+16
r+21

+ 2
0
+ 5
+15
- 4
+13
+ 1

- 8

- 3
- 3
- 5
-14
- 9
-13

+ 4

'+ 6

-13

+ 2

±Jt

+ 6

+1

+10

- 5

- 1
r+12
r+ 6
r+ 6
+13
r+ 2

-6

- 8
+ 8

+ 4
N,Y.
N.Y.-N.J . + 4
N.J.
0
0
N.Y,
+ 5
+ 3
"

+ 4

+ 2
+ 2
+10

+ 7
0

+ 2

+17
+ 6

±A
Del,
N.J.
Pa.

±11

- 0

+ 7
+ 4
+12
+ 4
+ 6
+ 3

+ 8
+ 8

+ 2
+11
- 1
- 1
- 3
+ 7
+ 1

1

+ 2

±_Z
Ky.
Ohio

Pa.

W. Va.

0
+15
+ 9
- 6
+13

±J

+ 7

+ 2
+ 5

+ 7
+ 9
+ 6
+ 9
+10
+ 6
+ 4
+ 6

+ 5
- 2

.

0
0
0

+ 8

+ 7
+ 5
+ 4
+ 1
+17
- 2
+16
+16

+ 8

-15
+ 1
. -11
— 2

-21
-13

U

n- 7
+19
r+11
r+ 4
+ 6
r+ 3
r+21

- 7

+1

-12

. 4

- 2
-30
-12

r_0

- 5

r+ 1

- 2

- 5
+11
+ 9
- 4

- 5

r- 2
r+ 5

+ 5

-15

+ 5

- 2
- 2
- 5
+ 7
- 4
- 1
+12
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+

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+ 4
+ 5
0
-10 .

-36
-. 6

-21
- 4
+18
+ 9
-16
- 4
- 7
-12
-16
-15

-28

.

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VJEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
-

Percentage change from corresponding
:
period, a year ago

Federal Reserve District,.
Area, and City

Jan;-Dec.
Week ending
Jan. 301Feb. 61 Feb. 131 Feb. 20
1959
. ,
.

~

.

;±S.

Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas '
.
Washington •
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond

D.C.

=_1

r_2

=L5'

=13
.
-21
. -14
-16
- 9

Va.

:

Ala,

+ 6
0
0
- 8
+ 3

+
+

2
8
2
6
2

- 1
- 8
- 6
-11
-1

- 2
r-11
- 2.
- 7
-11

±_7

Md.
i
i

Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
New Orleans
Knoxville
- Cities'
Central Atlanta
Mi ami-D owntown

+2

+ 4

r^_l

- 5
- 8
+30
+10
+17
- 4
-12 .
- + 6
• +1

- 6
+12
+19
+ 6
+ 9
+ 8
+ 7
+ 7
+ 4
- 3

-27
- 6
r+24
r- 4
+11
r+ 3 .
.
' +11 •
-10
r+ 7
r-18

0
0
+16
+ 3
+ 5
+.6
-26
-13
0
+ 3

-20
+11

- 9
+ 8

r-13 '
r- 7 r

-10"
+ 1

+_6

+_6 . ,

+Js,

- 3
+ 6
+28
+ 5 '
- 5

+ 1
- 1
+ 2
- 1
+11

La.
Tenn;.

+ 1
+ 4
+21
+ 9
+19
+ 7
+16
+ 1
+ 6- + 8

Ga. ;
Fla.

- 3
+ 7

Fla.
"
"

Chicago District •
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee

.

±_Z
111.'
Ind.
Mich.
Wis..

St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
M p l s . — S t . Paul
Mpls. and Suburbs'
St. Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior

.

+ 3
+ 9
+13
+ 8
+10
+ 6

+ 8
' + 6
• + .3
-+13
+ 9
+10

+ 5
- 8
+14
+18
+ 6

=-1

+ 1
-14
+ 5
+ 3
+ 9

+i •

- 4
+ 2
+ 4

-20
-9
- 5
- 6
__o.

+-5
.+ 4
+ 5
+11

+ 7

±_8

•±Jt

"Minn.

+ 5
+ 4
+ 7

+ 7
+ 7
+ 7

+ 8
+ 9
+ 6

+ 4
+ .5 .
+ 1 '

+ 6

:>'3

+ 1

- 6

":

Minn. & Wis.

.
.. .

+ 1

+
+
-

•Ark.:
,Ky. •
•
Mo.
Tenn.




+ 1

1
4
1
2

:

0
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+ 4. ;
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Page 3
' 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.-Dec.
Jan. 301Feb. 61 Feb. Ill Feb. 20
1959

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City-

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas CityDowntown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
J oplin
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

r—Revised.




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+ 8
+ 3
0
Mo.-Kans . + 8
Mo,
- 1
i
i
+ 2
Nebr.
+ 3
N.Mex.
+ 9
+ 6
Okla.
Col.
Kans.

+6

±1

+ 4
+11
+ 4
- 7
+ 3
- 4
+ 5
+10
- 5
- 5
- 5

r+ 4
- 9
•02
- 2
-5
0
- 5
- 4
0
r- 4

+ 2
+11
- 7
r+ .6
r+ 7
+ 6
r-15
- 7
- 2
+ 4
+ 2

Calif.

Ore.
Utah
Wash.
"

- 8
+-1

+12
+ 2
+ 5
+12
+ 4

+
-

+ 9
-12
- 6
+ 4
- 7

+ 7
-19
- 7
0
- 4

+ 9

Tex.

- 5
_o

Mo.

±_2

_o

+ 1

+11
+ 3
+ 6
+14
+10
+ 7
+ 6
0
+18
+10
+ 8
+ 5
+ 4
+ 5

+ 4
- 1
- 2
+ 5
- 3
- 2
- 3
- 3
+15
+12
+ 2
- 7
0
- 4

- 1

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+ 6
+15
+ 2
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+ 4
+ 7
+ 1
+12
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102