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WZBOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 1959.
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from, corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Xear
Week ending
Jan. 101 Jan. 171 Jan. 24I Jan. 31
1958
+ ti :
+ 5
+ 1
+J±
tS.

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

0
"

i
i
"

.

+ 3

*_9

+ 3

+ 2

+ 3
- 3
+15
+ 9
+16
- 5

+ 2
-10
+30
+18
+12
- 3

+ 6
- 2
+25
+ 9
+13
+ 4

+ 1
- 8
+23
+ 9
+29
- 2

+ 3
- h
+18
+15
+16
-12

+ 1 "

Mass.

+ 2

+26

+19

+ 2

0
1
.
1 - 3
1 + 2
1 + 5
1 - 3
1 r- 5
I -27

+_U

+ 1

±J±

- l
+ 3
+ 3
0
+25
+ 9

-13
.+ 2
- 2
+ 1
+ h
+ 2

+ 9
+ k
+ 5
+ l
+11
+ k

New York District
+ 2
Metropolitan Areas
N. Y.
" Buffalo
-3
New York-M.E. New Jersey N.Y.-N.J. + h
iM. J.
Newark
- 3
New York
N. Y.
0
"
Rochester
- 1
1
1
Syracuse
- 2
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
'vvilkes-Barre—Hazleton

+ 2
Del.
+ 3
N. J.
. + 1
Pa. '
+12
- II
+ 2
"
+ 1 + 3'
- 3
"

Cleveland District
- 1
Metropolitan Areas
Ky.
0
Lexington
• Ohio
Canton
- 6
Cincinnati
- 2
Cleveland
- 3
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
+ 2
Springfield
— 6
Youngstown
-10
Erie
Pa.
- 5
Pittsburgh
+ 2
Downtown Pittsburgh
*
Wheeling-Steubenville V . Va.&Ohio
v
- 3




-

+ 8

+12

r+ 5

12

r+15
+10
+37
+ 7
+ 6
+ 2
- 7

+ 9
+19
+35
+13
+ k
+ 5
- 2

r+10
r-19
+16
r+ 6
+16
+10
+ 8

+11
+ 3
+U7
0
+ 2
+ U
- 6

- 6

Z±'

r 8

+ 6

- 1
. - 2
+ 1
- 9
-12
- 1
- 3
-16
- 8
- 8
- 9
1
| - 2

+ 5
- 3
r- 7
- 3
-8
r- 1
+ 3
- 3
r 0
r- 8
r- 8
+ h.

-

+16
- 2
+ 1
-12
-20
' -21
-9
-11*
+ 9
- 2
- 3
- 6

+a
+27

- 1
+ 8
+ 2
+17
+ 3
+ 2
-+16
+ 1
- 1
+ 0

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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)
Year
Week ending
Jan. 101 Jan. 17| Jan. 2U| Jan. 31
1958

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
' Washington
Dovmtovm Washington
Baltimore
Dovmtovm Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
:
Dovmtovm. Miami
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
I.ew Orleans
Knoxvilie

+ 1
D. C.
Md.
Va.

+
+
-

h
l
l
h
3

+ 8

r+ll

+12

- 2
+ 5
+15
+11
- 6

+15
0
0
- 1
+ 5

r+12
r+ 5
+1U
. +10
- 1

+1U
+ 8
+ 6
+ 2
+17

+

i

+ 1

" "

"

Fla,
Ga.
"
"

La.
Tenn.

+ 6

+ 7

r+10

+ 9

+12
+ 5
- 2
- 5
- 9
+ 5
: - 6
+ 7
1 +11 i
'+ 5

+16
+ 6
+11
+ 6
+ 3
r+ 3.
+ i
*
+17
+ 2
+10

+ 1
+17
+1U
+ 7
+ 3
+10
+ 3
r- 1
+ 5
r+20

+ 8
+15
- 1
0
- 3
+ 7
+25
+11
+11

- 2

Ala.

+ k

+ 3

- 1

. 6
+

0
- 3
+ 5
+ 2

+
+
+
-

+
-

+ 1
+ 8
+10
+ 8
+ 8

+
+
+
+
+
-

0
2
1
1
2
3
U
7
3
1

Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee

Wis.

-

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

0

i_5

+ 3 _

- 1

+2b

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

+ 3
0
0
+ 1

+ h
- 5
+ 4
r+lU

+12
+ U
- l
+ 9

- 8
+ 3
- 7
+11

+ 2
+2h
+32
+ 8

0

+ 2

- I

+ j£

- 2

Minn.

+ 1
0
+1

t

+ 2
0
+ 7

- 1
- 5
+ 7

+ k
+ 2
+11

- 2
- 3
0

Minn . i is 2
Ml -

1

+ 3

+ h

+ 2

+ 6

Minneapolis District .
Metropolitan Areas Mpls.-St. Paul
Mpls. and Suburbs
St. Paul
Cities
• Duluth-Superior




111.
Ind.
Mich.

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1
u
7
k
2

1
1
3
7
1

1
6
5
9
2

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
on retail dollar amounts)
Year
Week ending
Jan. 10j Jan.. 171. Jan. 2k\ Jan. 31
1958

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and CityKansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
•Wichita
Kansas City
Dovmtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
JjDplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
VJestside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco City
Oakland
San Jose
PortlandSalt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Taccma
r—Revised.




+ 3

+ 9

+11

+16

+
+
+

+ 9
+ 1
+12

+ 7
+11
+ 9
+ k
- 9
-1U
+18
+21
+ 8
+15

+ 9
+ 5
+12
+13
0
+ 2
+19
+1U
+ 9
+11

+21
+13
+ 3
r+2U
+ 3
+33
r+ 9
+16
+16
2

+14
+ k
1
+15
+12
+1U
+ 3

Mo.

- 5

+ 1

+ 7

+1U

+11

+ 2

+13

+ 7

Tex.

+
+
+
+

+ 5'
+ 8
+ 6

+5
+5

+10
+ 1
+ 7

Col.
Mo.
Nebr.
N. Mex.
Okla.

5.
3
3
2

•- 3

0
1
h
3
6
3

+ 7
+ 9

-10

+ 3

+ 2

Calif.

+13

+ 1

+17
+ 7
+17
+27
+11
+ 6
+ 5

- 6

0
+ 6
- 1
+ 1
- 1
-12 .

Ore.
Utah
Wash,

+5

+ 2

+ 1
+ 2

+ 2
+ 2

-

2

+16
+ 3
+17
+10
- 6

+ 3

+11
+ 1
+11
+21
r+l?
+ 8

+ 5
+ h
r+33
+15
+18
+ 9
- h
+18

•*Data not available.

-

+ 7
+ 2
- h

+ 9
+28
+12

. + 8

+15

+13

+17
+ 9
+10
+18
+10
+12
+12

+5

+20
+1U
+20
+1U
+ 3
+12

+ 3

: 10 6
+ 8
+28
+1U
+16
+15
+ 9
+19
+18
+ 5
+12
+ 9
+11


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