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SERVE SYSTEM
B A D OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RES
OR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 19 ST
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE-SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS

Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t •
Area, and City

Jan..
1937

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UNITED STATES
BOSTON.DISTRICT
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Lynn
•Quincy
Lowell
Cities *
.
Springfield
Providence

1
1
ii

1
1
R. I#

•+. 3
+1
+ 6
+10
+ .2
+ 6
.6
»+ 8

0

Philadelphia D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Del.
Wilmington
Trenton
N. J .
. Pa.
Lancaster
"
Philadelphia
1
1
Reading "
Scranton"
Wilkes-Barre—Hazelton "
Cleveland D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Ky.
Akron
Ohio
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus •
Springfield
Toledo
Erie
Pa.
Pittsburgh
Mheeling-Steubenville W.7a.-Ohio'

. U '

:

Ll i
Mass,

New York D i s t r i c t
±1
Metropolitan Areas
0 .
Buffalo
N. Y»
New York-N.E.New Jersey N.Y.-N.J. i +10
+k
N. J .
Newark
+ 6
New York
N._Y.
n
+3
Rochester
0
Syracuse




Percentage change frotn corresponding
period a year ago
(Based- on r e t a i l dollar amounts)
Week ending
Feb. 9 I Feb. 16 1 Feb.. 23 iMar. 2

+17
+18
+13
+2U
+38
+3
f26

$2

,

-Ji

i i

-12

+ k
+L

- 2
+U3
- L
- 6

- 9
-lit
-* 2
+11
-17
-10
-22

+15
- 3

-33
-1U

' +7
: - i

-KLl
+9
flh
}19
+12
+3
: t h
- !
• +18
fl3

12

+13

+Ui

+ 5
+ 3

+ 6

- 5
r+18 '
+k
+lit
r+ 8
+1

- 9
+1
-10
- 1
- 6
0

+1U

h
- h

t
t
+
+

+

- 1
+ 3

9
6
8
9

+ 5

0

+

;-_2

+ 5

r+ L

^15

+12
+ 5

9
- 6
- 9 .
0
-19
- 1
- 8

+29
.+16
+.1

+ a
+u
r- 1
r+ 2
+ 7
+1*1 :
+9 •

- 2
-10
-38
-1U
-28

1.

+ 9

+h
+10
|+2
+ 3:
f

$•

+18
o.
- I

+ 3
+3
• 3
. 1
+1
+ 3
+15

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th9

f21
f 1
0

+ 7
f

8

f 5

- I

- 3
t 1
4-io
r 2
r! 0
4- 6
u

+ 1

+ :1
"

- 1
+3
+22
+ 6
- k
- 3
+ 7
+3
+ 6
+12

-2h

+ 8
0
- 2
- 2
+ 7
-13
- 1
-1
+ 6
+17

.

:

z X
- 5
-10
-16
+2
- 5
-17
0
- h
-10
- 2

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17EEKLY DEPARTMT STORE SALES -

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago

Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t ,
Jan.
1957

^ Area, and CityRichmond D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
D. C.
Downtown Washington "
Baltimore
m.
Downtown Baltimore 11
Richmond
Va.
Atlanta D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Jacksonville
Atlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Knoxville
Nashville
City
: Tampa
Chicago D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
liLlwaukee
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

Feb. 9

Week, ending
1 Febo 16| Feb, 23 1

+ _§

+Ji

- 2

+ 9
0
+15
+ 2
- 3

+ 3
- 5
+16
+ 8
-12

-11
-19
+16
+ 6

r+ 5
- 1
+ 9
r-3
r- 9

Mar. 2

+_3
-ii
- 4
-15
-4

+ 6

Ark.
Ky.
Ho.
Term.

.

+11
- 9
+ 2
-17
+30
+ 1
+22

-18
- 7
+ 1
r— 6
r-10
+ 8

+ 4

+ 2

+ 7

-24

+11

+10

+_i

- 2

+ 4
+11
+ 4
+ 6

+14
- 2
+17
+ 7

+14
+ 6
+ 2
+ 8

+ 2
0
+13
- 1

-

- 1

wis.

4
7
6
4
4
7
6

lA
111.
Ind.
lilch.

+ 1

+
+
+
+
+
+

+12

Fla.

+11

+ 7
+14

La.
Term.

+J>

+
+
+
-

Ala«
Fla.
Ga.

+ 3

r- 3

- 7

+ 3
-10
0
' + 2

+13
- 2
+ 3
0

-5
- 4
-5

- b

-20
-14
- 3
- 9

6

+ 1

+10

- 2

rj^5

4
6
1

+ 2
+ 2
- 2

+10
+15
0

- 2
- 2
- 3

+ 6
+15
-12

k

+ 7

+ 3

+ 5

-5

3
3
5
6

b

+ 3
+ 5
0
+ 7

Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
+
Metropolitan Areas
Iiplso-Sto Paul
I&nn.
+
Mpls, and Suburbs
+
S t . Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior
MLnn.&Wis!. +




SELECTED CITIES A D AREAS (Continued)
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- 3
- 1
-13
-15
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1
4
5
6

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES A D AREAS (Continued)
N
Percentage change from corresponding
period a Vear ago
(Based on r e t a i l dollar amounts)
Wqek ending
Jan.
Feb. 9 1 Feb.16 | Feb. 23 1 Mar. 2
1957

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
S t . Joseph
Albuquerque
Oklahoma"City
Tulsa
Cities
Joplin
Kansas CityDallas D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio
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
Portland
Salt Lake CitySeattle
Spokane
Tacoma

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*

0

+ 6

- 8

+ 3
+ 1
+ 6

+ 9
+10
-12
+11
+ 2
0
+17

r- 6
- h
r- 9
r- 8
- 9
-18
- 6

- 3
-2
-13
-10
-15
-lit
+10

+ 2
-13

- 8
- 8

1

+ 1
0
+12
-11
- 2
- $ + s

Mo,
N. Mex.
Okla.
Mo,

- 2
- s
+ 8

- 2
- 2

Col.
Kans.

-17
- 5
0

-!*'
I 1
+J

JLI

- 6

6
7
6
2

+11
+10
+ 2
+ it

-16
+17
- h
- 9
- 6

- 6
-13
- 8
- 6
+ 2

u

±_3

+ 2
Tex.

•*$

+
+
-

"

'

Calif.
ii
»

Ore.
Utah
Wash,

3
6
2
1

+
+
+

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u

zJ

+ 8
+ 6
+ 8
W
+ 6
+ 6
+ 5
+ 5
- h
+ 6
+ 1
- 3
- 1

- 9
-28
- 7
- 1
- 2
- 3
- 3
- 3
- 2
t 3
0
- 8
+ 1

+ 9
r+25
+ 1
+11
- 8
. - 2
- 3
- 2
+ 3
+16
+16
-27 .
+18

*—Data not available

+ 8
•'3
+17
-19
+13
+ 2
+ 3
- 1
- 8
- 3
-13
^3
- 6

- 6
- 5
- 5
- 3
- 5
- 7
- 3
- b
- h
+11
+ 3
- 1


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