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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 1961.
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from dorrespending
period a year ago .

Federal Reserve District,

Week ending
| anuary-May
J
June 241 July ll Julv 8iJulv IS
1
1961
=_1
+ 6
±JL

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

+ 2
Mass,
1
1
1
1
1
1

Digitized for


+ 5
0
+12
- 1
+ 1

+ 4
- 2

- 2

+13
-3
- 3
- 3

+ 2

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
1
1
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
FRASER
Wheeling

±A

"
"
"

Pa.
W.Va.

+ 6

+10

-1
+14
+20
+ 1
- 8

+ 3
+19
-17
+12
r+ 8

+14 .
+ 4
+27
+16
+14
- 5 ;

+ 3

- 3

+ 6

+ 8

±-2

-0

±Jt.

+J

0
0
- 6
-1
- 1
- 1

+ 4
+ 4
-.4
+ 1

-

2 .
4
1
1
7
3
5"

- 2

Ky. .
Ohio

±10

0

+ 6

- 5

±Jk
Del.
N.J.
Pa.
1
1

+ 8

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+
+

4
7
8
6
5
9
1
0
+ 3
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- 5
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0
- 4

+ 6

- 1
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0

+
+

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9
+ 4
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+
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+ 7
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+ 8
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- 7

- 2

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-17

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-1
+ 2
+ 6

- 2
+ 1
+ 2
+13
- 1
+ 6

- 5
-13
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+34
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+ 6
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r- 2
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+ 6
+ 6
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+11
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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)
J anuary-May
Week ending
1961 • Jund 24fJuly l) July 8j July 15 "

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Richmond District•
1'ktropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington'
Baltimore
Downtown* Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas .
Birmingham
Mobile r
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta .
, Augusta .
Columbus, ]
New Orleans
Cities
Miami-Doimtown
Central Atlanta
Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago- .
"I'rtdianapolis • Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee
St, Louis district
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
•St. Louis.Memphis

D.C.
...

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,

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- 2

±A'
- 6
- 7

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+ 5

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. -10

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- 6 ' r+ 3
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+ 1
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.

3

+
+
+
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8
2
5
1
4

6
7
2
4
0
- 2
- 1

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+11
- 7
- 6
+ 1
-20
+ 1

+ 2
+ 4
- 2
0
0
+ 1
+4

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Mich,
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Tenn.

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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)
January-Hay 1
Week ending
1961
(June 241 July 11 July 81 July 15

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Omaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Wcstside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
r—Revised.




+ 4

±2

±_2

+2

+ 2
0
- 3
- 3
+14
+12
+26
-22
-3

+ 4
- 1

Mo.-Kans.
Mo.
"
Nebr.
1
1
.
N.Mex.
Okla.
"

+ 6
+ 3
- 4
+ 1
- 3
+6
+17
+22
+15
- 8
- 3

+10
- 9
0

+23
+24
+19
-18
- 4

r+10
+17
- 1
+ 7
+ 5
r+ 5
r+23
+23
+20

Mo.

- 9

Col.
Kans.
1
1

- 5

- 2

- 3
- 4
- 6

- 5

- 3

- 2

+ 8
+20
+25
-13
-13

-13

- 1

+10

0

1
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+ 2
t_2

+ 1
±_1

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"
"
"
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- 1
.6
. 4
+2
+3

+ 8
- 7

- 7
- 9

+ 3
- 3

+ 4

Calif.
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"
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"
"
"
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1"
Ore.
Utah
Wash.
"
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- 8
- 3
+ 7
+8
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+ 4
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0
0
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- 5

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+ 1

+ 3

+ 1
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- 1

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- 2

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r- 2

+ 5

+ 9
+13
,+ 4
+21
+11
+10
+ 7
+17
+ 7
+ 5
+ 7
+ 9
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- 5

- 6

+ 4
- 4

- 7
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+ 2
- 1
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+22
+ 5
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+ 1
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+ 9

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