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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12,..1962
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE -SALES
Federal Reserve District,

1 J an,-Nov."
. Week ending
1961
Jan. 6|Dec. 301Dec. 231 Dec. 16
+ 8
±_2
i.2
til

Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Doxtntown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield

=10

±JL

"

+13
+16
+ 1
+ 5

"

-15

"

»
"

+

5

- 2

±22

+ 4

+25

+ 6
0
+13
+ 1
. + 1

+14
+38
+18
+22
+14

+ 2

Ky. .
Ohio
"
"
"

1
1

"
"

1
1
"

.

Pa..
"

1
1
W. Va.

+19

+11

+18

+ 4

±JL

+ 8

+12

±_2

- 6
r+ 9

+24
+ 6

+ 6
r+ 7
+ 7

+ 4
r+13
r+ 9

+ 8
+23
+31
+15
+ 5
r+ 5

+
+
+
+

r+11

±A

+26

±1

. - 8
.
- 8
- 9
- 3
-14
0
- 3

r+25
+ 1
r+l6
r+10
+14
r+17
+19

+ 7
- 2
+ 5

±A

Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Del.
Wilmington
N.J.
Trenton
Pa.
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton




±-5.

+ 3
-13
-17
- 5
+15
- 7
-10 . .13
•+ 3
-12
r+ 1
- 9

Mass.

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
N.Y.
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New Jersey,N.Y.-N.J.
N.J.
Newark
N.Y.
New York
"
Rochester
"
Syracuse

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

SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS .
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago

±J1

+11
- 5
- 5
- 5
- 5
+ 1

is-9

+ 4
0
+ 8
0
4- 8
+11
' + 6
+ 6
+ 3
- 2
-12
- 9
+ 4
+12
- 8
- 1
+ 5
- 6
+ 8
+ 2
+ 9
+ 3
0 . + 9
+ 2
- 6
- 8
- 1

+ 2

+ 6
+ 8

+ 4
+11
+16

+ 8
+ 9 .
+17
+24
+13
- 1
+19
+12
+11
+13
+13
• +19
+ 8
+18

1
3
4
1
1
0

+ 2
0

r+31
+32
+18
+29
+10
+ 6
+10

+ 2

±_9

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+ 3
+ 4
+ 5
+14
+ 7

+ 2
- 2
0

- 2
- 2

+12
+10

+
+
+
+

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2
9
1
6
3
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+10
+ 9
+ 1
+ 9

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1
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+ 2

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year.ago
" (Based on• fptail 'dpi 1 ar amounts!
Jan.-Nov.
Week finding1961
Jan. 6|Dec. 30}Dec. 23|3ec. 16

Federal.Reserve District,
Area, and City
Richmond- District.
Metropolitan Areas
D. C.
Washington
Downtown Washington
Md.
Baltimore
.Downtown Baltimore
Va.
Richmond.
At!anta District .
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus'
New 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

SELECTED CITIES AIID AREAS (Continued)

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- 2

r+ 2

- 6
- 6

r

-10
-10

r+XO

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r+l6
r+7
+ 5

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_±14 .

+-3
- 1
+ 6
- 1
+10

+ 4
-1 .
+ 1

+19
+11
+23
+17

- 2

- 1
+ 1

+14

Ga.

+ 4
+ 1
.t-8
+20
+20

La.

+ '3

+ 3

.+ 8

- 2

+ 1
0
+ 7
+ 6
+ i
- l
o
- 3
- l

Fla.
Ga.

+ 8
+19

+18
r+15

r+ 9
+21

- 3
+ 6

-3
- 4

i±-2

+12

+ 9
-14
+ 9
+ 3

• +10
+16
+ 9
+10

0
+ 9
+ 5
+ 1

+ 2
0
-3

Ala.
Fla.

111.

Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

.+ 2

- 7
+ .5
- .
3
- 1

+14
0
+14
+ 8
+ 6
+10
+10
+25
+22
+25
..+22
r+19
.
+16 . . +19

0
4
1
2
9
9
4.
.

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+
+
+

- 2

-12

Ark.
Ky.
"Mo.
'Tenn.

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Minn.
Mps.-St. Paul
Mpls.and Suburban
Minneapolis
"
St. Paul & Suburban
"
Cities
Duluth-Superior
Minn.&wis.




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r+20

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-11

+ 5
0
- 3
+16

+12
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+19
r+21

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r+

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7
8
2

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+ 3

- 4

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+ 5
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-10

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- 2

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+10
+ 7
+10
+ 6

- 3
+ 5
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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)
Jan.-Nov,
Week ending
Jan. 61 Dec. 301Dec. 231 Dec. 16
1961

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Kansas Citv District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City

=-2
Col.
Kans.
"

1
1
1

Mo.-Kans.
Mo.

St. JosephLincoln
Onaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin

Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

"

Nebr.
N.Mex.
Okla.
Mo.




- 1
-11
-13
-15
-21
-22
- 9
+ 1
+ 1
-24
-15

+15
+ 2
+ 7
+ 6
+ 1
-11
rf 3
r+ 7
+37
- 2
r+12

-24

+_2
r+ll
• + .8
+ 8
+ 5
+ 1
- 7
+13
+ 6
+30
+ 8
+11

^6
- 3
> 7
- 7
- 5
-11
-14
- 8
- 9
+ 8
-16
- 9

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+ 6
+ 2
- 2
+ 1
- 2
+ .3
+12
+13
+19
- 9
- 1

Tex.
"
"
"
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+13

+20

- 9

- 1

+ 1

San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach Calif.
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Oi%e.
Portland
Utah
Salt Lake City
Wash.
Seattle
Spokane
"
Tacoma
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+18
+16
+20

+ 2
- 2
+ 5
+11
+ 6

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+ 3
+17
+22
+ 5
+ 3
+ 6
- 3
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+11
+ 9
+12
+ 5

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+ 9
+ 4
+10
- , +24
+26
+11
+10
+11
+11
- 5
+ 8
+ 4
+13
+ 2

+17
+16
r+10
+15
+32
+50
r+12
r+ 9
• +14
r+ 8
+18
r+13
+15
+14
+12

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