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' H.8b

BOARD OF GOVtiRNOKS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3> I960.
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES A D AREAS
M
Percentage change from corresponding
p e r i o d a y e a r ago ,
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
Jan.-Apr.
1
Lav 71 May 14 I Mav 21 1 May 28*
I960
±a
• ±Jt

Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t ,
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield
New York D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New J e r s e y
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton
Cleveland D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown P i t t s b u r g h
Wheeling
for FRASER

Digitized


±JL

"
"

N.Y.
N.Y.-N.J .
N.J.
N.Y.

+16

0
0
.0
+ 4
- 1
r- 3

+ 4
+ 5
+ 3
0
- 2
+ 1

+14
+13
+16
+21
+12
+ 7

+14

-13

+ 7

+42

±A

"
"

±_4

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

+ 2

Mass •
1
1

+i

+ 6
+ 5
+ 9
+12
+ 2
+ 4

±s

±-1

0

+21

+
+
+
+
+
+

- 1
+10
+ 5
+ 7
+ 2
- 4

- 1
0
- 7
- 4
0
- 4

r- 3
- 1
-10
- 4
0
r+ 0

+18
+21
+14
+15
+17
+ 8

2
8
3
4
7
4

±A
Del.
N.J.
Pa.

+ 6
+10
+ 6
+ 5
+ 6
+ 4
+ 5

• ±10
+ 3
1 +12
+18
- 4
+ 1
- 1
- 6

- 7
+ 2
+25
- 3
+ 9
- 8
- 7

rr-

1
2
9
2
7
2
8

±JL
Ky.
Ohio
»
1
1
1
1
»
"
"

Pa.
"
"

W.Va.

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

l
6
6
4
8
5
6
1
4
9
0
+ 8
+ 6
- 2

+13
+19
+ 8
+ 7
+18
+ 7
+23
±16

-11
- 2
0 . + 4
-16
-10
- 4
- 5
+ 1
- 3
- 6
- 1
- 6
- 1
-12
- 6
r-11
- 5
- 4
- 4
r- 1
- 1
+ 4.
+ 9
+ 1
+ 5
- 2
- 3

+ 2
0
+11
- 3
- 6
-10
0
-18
- 9
-10
-10
- 2
- 4
- 8

+27
+21
+ 8
+12
+19
+18
+25
-18
+ 9
+ 9
+13
+21
+17
+16

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Page 2
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
•
_
p e r i o d a year-ago
(Based-on- r e t a i l .dollar, amounts).
J an.-Apr.
Week- ending
I960
May 7rl May 141 May 21 I Hay 28*

F e d e r a l Reserve D i s t r i c t ,
Area, and City
Richmond D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Washington Dovmtovzn Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
A t l a n t a Di s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
New Orleans
Knoxville
Cities
Miami-Dovmtown
Central A t l a n t a
Chicago D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee
S t . Louis D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
L i t t l e Rock
Louisville
S t . Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.—St. Paul
Mpls. and Suburbs
S t . Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior




0
D, C.

- 9

+12

- 9
-12
-18
- 5
-10
-12

- 4
-10
- 4
- 9
- 5

+19
+11
+ 8
+ 3
+ 5

Ala.

-10
-15
- 4
- 6
-13

+ 3

Md.
Va.

+ 3
- 4
0
- 6
- 2

+ 1

+ 4

±_6

i±_9

- 2

r+ 7
+ 3
+42
r+ 3
+.5
+ 6
- 5
+ 1
+ 6
+ 7

0
+ 9

r-12 '
-12

La.
Tenn.

- 1
+ 4
+20
+ 8
+10
+ 5
+ 5
0
+ 1
+ 2

- 3
+13
+ 8
+10
+ 4
+ 1
-12
- 3

+ 8
- 9
+32
+11
- 1
+ 6
0
-12
+ 4
- 4

Fla.
Ga.

+ 3
-12

- 4
-10

- 6
-11

+ 5

- 4

- 4

111.
Ind.
Mich,

+
+
+
+
+

4
5
9
6
8

- 8
- 3
+ 3
-15
- 3

+
-

+ 1

- 7

- 6

- 2
+12
+ 2
+ 1

-11
r- 6
- 5
-12

-11
- 9
- 4
- 4

Fla.
Ga.

"

Wis.

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

- 3

•

8
8
5
6
1

•

+29
+ 8
+ 7
- 1
,+6
+ 5
- 2

•+7
-12

+19
+

3
1 '
8
4
2

+12
+ 9
+30
+13
+27
±11

- 4
+ 8
- 3
0

+ 4
+24

+9

+ 6

+ 1
Minn,
"

Minn. & Wis.

- 3

0

±J

+28

+ 6
+ 7
+ 2

- 3
- 3

- 5

0
0
- 2

+ 3
+ 4
+ 2

+27
+33
+17

+ 5

r+ 3

- 1

+20

+ 2

•

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Page 3
IJEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SEJECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
|~* Percentage change from corresponding
i
p e r i o d a y e a r ago
I
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
1Jan.-Apr.
Leek ending
f 1960
L v 71 May 14! Mav 21 1 May 2i*

Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t ,
Area, and City
Kansas City D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
S t . Joseph
Lincoln
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin

"

Mo,-Kan,3.
Mo.
"

Nebr.
N.Mex.
Okla.

San Francisco D i s t r i c t
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
S a l t Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma

+ l
-17
-18
- 3
- 9
-10
- 8
- 5
- 9
-13

+ 3
0
-12
+1
- 1
- 5
- 1
0
- 3
- 3

Mo.
-

Dallas D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
F o r t Worth
Houston
San Antonio

- 4

_o
Col.
Kans,

7

! -3

- 2

+20

r+ 1
+ 5
-23
- 2
- 5
- 6
+ 1
- 3
- 5
- 8

+ 6
- 8
-13
- 1
r 7
- 6
r 0
- 1
- 6
-10

+17
+19
- 1
+19
+22
+11
+30
+34
+28

- 2

r+ 3

+17

zJL

—

!

-2

+ 5
-10
- 2
+ 7
" 2

I - 8
i -16
- 9
-11
| -12

0
-19
-12
- 8
-13

+ 3
- 9
- 4
- 7
-11

_q

r-J±

til

+ 2
- 4
r+ 8
+ 2
+11
- 4
- 7
0
r+ 2
- 1
+ 5
- 7
0
- 6

- 4
- 3
- 1
+ 7
+ 3
- 2
- 4
- 3
+12
- 7
- 2
-13
- 4
-11

+16
+ 4
+30
+16
+15
+19
+17
+18
+29
+ 9
+22
+ 7
+12
+ 7

=10
Tex.

±_2
Calif.
"
"
1
1

"
1
1
1
1

Ore.
Utah
Wash.
"

+ 3
+ 1
+ 5
+ 6
+ 8
+ 7
+ 5
- 1
+10
0
+ 5
- 2
+ 2

_o
0
- 4
+ 2
+ 9
+ 6
1
0
- 2
+ 3
+ 4
0
1 - 4
-10
- 4
- 8

° 1

- 7
-11
- 7
- 9
-13

r—Revised.
**Not a v a i l a b l e .
* Memorial Day l a s t y e a r occurred i n t h e week ending May 30, whereas t h i s y e a r
i t i s one week l a t e r . T h e r e f o r e , t h e week ending Hay 28, I960 had one more
t r a d i n g day than the corresponding week l a s t y e a r .





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