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FEDERAL
statistical

RESERVE

release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE i'7o{
February 7, 19^4

H.8.b
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES
Federal Reserve District

SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
period a y§ar ago
12 mos:.
Week ending
Feb. ]1 Jan. 2^1 Jan. 181 Jan. 11 1961 :

Area, and City
UNITED STATES

±12

+17

Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge'
Quincy
^ Lowell

±3.

±J

Mass,

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
M.Y.
New York-N.E. New Jersey N .Y. N.J.
N.J.
Newark
N.Y.
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
"
Philadelphia 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
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




+
+
+
+
+
-

4
3
5
5
4
1

+ 4
+ 4
+ 3
- 6
- 4
r-10

±12"

+JL . ±_2
- s - +J
- 6
- 7
- 5
- 6
-22
- 8

+18

+ 3
+22
+24
+17
+ 7
+12

+30
+17
r+22
+15
+20
r+11

+32

+ 9
+ 7
+11
+11
- 3
+ 4

...M:
+jf
+ 3
+1
+ 6
+ 4
0
- 4

i+12
+13
-11
-16
- 8
+ 5
+ 4

r+42

+Jt

+11
+14
+ 7
+12
+ 8
- 7

+ 8
+ 4
+ 3
0
+ 6
+" 1
0

±Ji

+ 7
+ 4
+ 3
-1
+ 4
+ 2
+ 5

Ky.
Ohio

Pa.
W.Va.

+36
+26
r+15
r+48
+48
+28
+29

-15
+ 1
-19
r- 3
-24
-32
-31

r+ 2
+11
+11
+ 2
+10
+ 1
+ 1

r+12

Del.
N.J.
Pa.

+14

"ii

±J

+_]

+22
+16
+17
+ 8
+10
- 2
+13
+33
+16
+12
+ 6
+14
+ 8
+19

+68
+30
+21
+44
+31
+21
+37
+32
+38
+37
+22
+40
+31
+30

r-10
-13
- 4
r- 5
r+ 1
r- 7 .
- 7
- 8
r- 2
r- 4
r- 3
, -22
-25
-27

+ 7
+ 4
+ 3
+ 1
+ 6
- 4
+ 8
+11
+ 9
+15
+ 1
+ 4
- I1
+ 3

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

+37
+14
+25
+32
+2-5
+16
+14

6
5
4
3 •
5 4
4
8
3
1
2
3
1
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
12 mos
Feb. :
LlJan. ;
25tJan. 181 Jan. 11 1961
.

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
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.-Jt. Paul
Mpls. and Suburban
HIP ' ' i c i
pliin
St. Paul & Suburban
Cities
Buluth-Superior




±19
"

Md.
Va.

+13

- 8

•o

+16
+13
+22
+22
+35

D.C.

+ 9
+ 9
r+22
r+23
+16

-12
-13
- 5
- 8
- 5

,0
- 5
+ 4
+ 1
- 5

+10
+ 1
+ 7
+ 2
+ 1

+J

+12

rW

+ 8

+13

+ 8

La.

- 4
+ 1
+15
+15
+12
+13
+ 4
+ 4

r+12
+ 9
+21
r+ 9
+17
+14
+ 5
+12

- 2
- 3
+ 7
+15
- 2
- 1
+ 3
+23

- 3
- l.
+24
+14
+17
+13
- 3
+ 8

- 6
+ 1
+14
+10
+ 8
+ 8
+ 4
+ 8

Fla.
Ga.

+10
+ 9

- 1
+ 9

: +H
- 8

+10
+ 7

- 2
+ 2

+ 9

r+21

+11

+11

+_5

+ 5
+ 6
+20
- 2
+ 3

+24
+35
+23
+19
+ 3

+14
-15
+17
+31
+ 8

+12
- 3
+15

+
+
+
+
+

Ala.
Fla.
"

Ga.

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

±11

r+31

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

+16
+11
+13
+ 6

+40
+46
r+24
+73

Minn.

+
+
+

4
2
2
V

u & Wis.

+ 1

+ 7
+ 4

5
3
6
3
2

+J

1
2
2
3

+14
+11
- + 2
+ 5

+12

±12

±15

±Jt

+13
+13
+ 8

+16
+13
+14

+15
+13
+ 9

+ 5
+ 5

r- 3

+12

+16

r-

+
+
+
+

5
4
1
3

. 5
*

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H.8.b

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES ~ SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresiponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amclunts).
12 mos.
Week ending
Feb. llJan. 25!Jan. 181 Jan. 11. 1963

Federal Reserve District
Area, and City
Kansas Citv District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City .
Downtown Kansas City
St, Joseph
Lincoln
Cmaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
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
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
r—Revised




±J
Col.
Kans,
"

Mo.-Kans.
Mo.
"

Nebr.
N.Mex.
Okla.
Mo.

+12

±J

+17

±Ji

+ 5
-10
• - 2
+ 9
+ 2
0
- 6
+11
+ 7
- 3
+ 2

+18
+ 9
+ 6
+19
r+ 7
- 1
r+17
r+19
+ 5
+ 5
- 4

+12
+ 2
+ 5
+ 9
- 2
-7
+ 5
+ 8
+12
+10
+ 9

+29
+22
+26
+15
+ 7
+12
+23
+ 4
+15
+18
+ 8

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

+ 2

+20

+ 6

+22

+ 2

±15

±-J -

+11

±Jt
Tex,
"
"
"

+
+
-

5
2
5
5

r+12
Calif.
"

i
i
"

1
1

"
"
"

t
i
Ore.
Utah
Wash.
n

' +18
- 3
+25
- 3
+_J

+ 6
+ 6
+ 8
0
+ Z""
+ 5
+21
+20
+ 5 ' + 6
+24
+ 7
0
+23
+12
+ 5
+19
+ 5
+44
- 3
+ 5
- 9
+ 2
- 6
0
+ 7
+ l
+ 5

-2
+15
+11
+15
+15 - +13
+ 7
+ 3
±J
+ 7
0
+ 3
+10
r+ 3
- 8
-13
-19
+ 4
+ 6
r+ 7
- 3
- 1
- 6

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%

i_4

. + 9
+ 1
+ 9
+ 7
+ 5
- 8
-12
-16
+ 7
+ 6
+ 1
- 4
+ 1
- 6

6
2
1
5
5
3
3
3
8
3
3

+ 4
+
+
+
+

4"
2
6
3

+J
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
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7
2
2
8
4
6
0
4
6
3
3
7
1
1


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