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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1 6 , 1956

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS

F e d e r a l Reserve D i s t r i c t , Area, and C i t y

P e r c e n t a g e change from, cor r e spending
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.
Vteek ending
F e b . 1 8 ( F e b . 251 Mar. 3 (Mar. 10
1956

United S t a t e s

i_k

Boston D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Bo s t o n
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Lynn
Quincy
Lowell
Cities
Springfield
Providence

Philadelphia District
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Miming ton
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton
Cleveland D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Lexington
Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Erie
Pittsburgh
\iiheeling-Steubenville




+ 7

l A

+12

- 2

+ k
+ 1
+10
+19
- u
- 2
- 8

+10
. + 8
+15
!+ 6
+ 22
1+12
+58

0
+ 1
- 7
- 3
+ 3
- h

0
- 9

+ 9
+ 5

+19
+10

- 5
— 8

H i

+ 1

+ _U

- 2

7
6
8
U

- 2
- 3
- 2
- 5
• - 5
• - 9
-13

+ 9
- k
± 1

- 3
Mass.

'

New York D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Buffalo
New York-N.E.New J e r s e y
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse

+ 6

1_§

»

Mass.
K. I .

N. Y.
N.Y.-N.J.
N. J ,
N. Y.
"
"

+

+
+
+
+
+
+

5
5
h

3
7
6
3
9
7

l l
Del.
N. J .
Pa.
it
"

+13
+ 3
+ 3
+ U
+ 8
+ 8
- 2
+ 5 .

Ky.
Ohio
ii
"
"

Pa.
"

VV.Va.-Ohio

-8
+ 3
+ 3
+ 5
+-3
0
+ 3
+ 8
+11
+ h

1

+ l
+ 2
•+ 3
. + 2
+ 7
+ 6
1 •
+_3
+16
—10
- 7
+

h

- 6
+ 2
+ 1

+
+
+
+
-

± 1

-

k

,110

3
2
5
1
7
0

r+ 7
+ 7
+11
+ 5
r+15
+ 7

- 5
+12
+30
• +10
+ 3
+ 6

+ 8

+_5

+ 9

+12
- 6
+ 6
+ 9
+ 5
+ 2
+ 6

+11
- 9
+U
r+ it
+28
. + 9
+ 2

+1U
+11
+lii
•+ 9
-18
+ 8
+19

+13

+ 3

+ 8

+ U
+10
+ 5
+17
+ 8
+ 5
+12
+15
.+18
+13

* - 2
- 1
I - 2
M
+ 6
+ 3
r+19
- 2
'+ 8
+ 7
- 5

+ h
+ 6
+10
+ 3
- 2
+ h
- 5
+ 2
• +21
+ 6

+18
+ ii
+ 9""
+ 1
+lit
+19
+ .3
+ 6
+22
+U4
+16

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SAILS - SELECTED CITIES AftP AREAS (Continued)
P e r c e n t a g e change f r o m c o r r e s p o n d i n g
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.
k e e k ending
F e b . 1 8 | F e b . 2 5 | M a r . 3 jMar. 10
1956

F e d e r a l Reserve D i s t r i c t , A r e a , and C i t y

Richmond D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
'Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Richmond

+ U

Md.
Va.

+ 3

r- 1

£ 2

+
+

D. C.

+ 3
+ 5
- 2
- 5
+15

+
+
+

r+
r-

+
+
+

6
5
h
7

6
2
1
6

h
2
5
3

h
2
2
3

+ 7

+ 3

+16

- 2

+ 7

+ 5
+12
+ 3
- 2
+ 6
0
0

+15
+13
+ 2
+ 5
-20
+12
- 7

- 8
+11
+ 3
- 8
+93
0
+ 3

+ 2
- 6
- 1
+ 5
-19
- 1
- 5

+ 25
0
+ 8
+11
+ 6
+11
+ 6

Fla.

+

+U2

+17

+U2

+ 2

Chicago D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

+ 8

+ 6

111.
Ind.
Mich.
wis.

+
+
+
+

+
+

7
1
1
7

+ 7
+ 9
+10
+12

- 2
+ 7
+20
+ 8

S t . Louis D i s t r i c t
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
L i t t l e Rock
Louisville
S t . Louis
Memphis

+ 2

+ 8

+ 8

+ 8

+ 8

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

+ h
+ 1
+ h
0

+ 5
+ h
+12
+ 1

- 7
+ 8
+13
+ 6

+10
+13
+ 8
+ 3

Atlanta District
M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Birmingham
Jacksonville
Atlanta
Augusta
ftew O r l e a n s '
Knoxvilie
Nashville
City
Tampa^-

Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
Cities
Minneapolis
S t . Paul
Duluth-Superior




.

Ala.
Fla.
Ga.
"

La.
Tenn.

t

b

+ 3

l

5
2
5
7

l A

"

Minn.' & M s .

+ 5
+ 5
+ 7

0
- 3
+ 9
+ 3

+30™~
- 1
r+ 5
+11

+ 8

+ 9

- 1

r+ 2

+ 9
•+ 7
+ 2

+ 9
+11
+ 8

- 8
+13
+15

+ 2
+ 2
+10

.

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)

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
Yiiichita
S t . Joseph
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Kansas City
Dallas D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

0
Colo.
Kans.
it
Mo.
N. Mex.
Okla.
Mo.




+ 8

+ 2

8

+21
+ 5
+ 6
+ 5
- 1
+18
+16

> 9
+ 2
- 2
- k
+12
+ 6
- 7

+
+
+
+
•+
-

6
8
3
5
2

-

b

+ 2
r+
. +
-

9
5
3
6
h

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r+18

- 1
+ 6
+ 5

-

h

-1U
+17.
+ 2
- 3

Tex.
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it

ii

h

- 2

- 3

+ 2

San Francisco D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach C a l i f .
II
Downtown Los Angeles
"
Vilest s i d e Los Angeles
"
Sacramento
"
San Diego
II
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco City
Oakland City
San Jose
Ore.
Portland
Utah
S a l t Lake City
Wash.
Seattle
»
Spokane
Tacoma
r—Revised.

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(B,ased on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
Jan.
Week ending
Feb. IB"| Feb. 25 [Mar. 3 |Mar. 10
1956

+11

+12

i i

+ 9

- 2
+ 1
0
+ 6
- 2

+16
+ 3
, + 8
+ '5

• + 9
- 6
+13
+19
+ 6

+ 2
+25
+10
+ k
- 7

+ 2
+ .5
+ 9
+ 7
+20

+ 2

+ 3

0

+ 3

r+ 3

- 5

- 1
- 9
+ 2
+ 8
+ 9
+ 2
+ k
- 3
-17
+10
+ 7
+ 9
+2U
- 5

+
+
+
+
+
-

3
8
U.
l
5
2
3
0
7

h

2
- 1
0
+ 5

+

9

+ k
0
+ 6
+10
+12
+10
+10
+10
+ 7
-1U
+ 5
- 7
+ 9
- -11

1

- I I

r- U
0
+ 6
- 2
- 2
' r- 6
- 2
+12
+ 5
+10
- 1
+ 7

-x-—Data not a v a i l a b l e .

-

-10

•

+ 1
- 3
+ 2
+11
+ 7
+ 6
+ 8
+ 3 .
- 6
- 2
+ 1
+ 8
—10
+ 8

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102