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WEEKLY1 DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS-

Area, and City

Jan.-Aug.
Week ending
Sept, 171 Sept. 241 Oct, 11 Oct* 8
I960
±_2
±_2
±_2

UNITED STATES

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-N.E. New Jersey
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas '
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster :
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
W ilkes-Barre—Hazlefcon
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
. Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
. Toledo
.
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Digitized for Wheeling
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Percentage change from corresponding
period" a year, ago

Federal Reserve District,

Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield :

RELEASE

October 14, i960.

=22.
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±JB

4
6
9
1
1

-17
-18
-15
-11
-17
-14

+10
+ 8
+14
+20
+15
- 1

+12
+14
+10
r+ 9
+14
-16

+ 3

- 6

+14

-5

+29

+ _2 •

1+12

±11

- 1

r+ 6
+13
+ 7
+10
- 1

+ 7
+13
+10
+13
+10
+ 5

+_4

+5

Mass.
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N.Y.
N.Y.-N.J,
N.J.
N.Y.

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+
+
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- 1
- 8
-15
-11
- 2
- 4

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±_2
Del.
N.J.
Pa.

2
6
1
2
6
1

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+16
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+ 3
+ 5
+ 1
r+ 6
+ 3
+13
- 2
- 7
+ 8
+ 5

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3
5
4
1
2
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1
1
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Pa.

W.Va.

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+ 2
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+ 5
+ 3
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+ 4
- 4
+ 3
- 4
+ 7
- 2
- 8
- 1
+ 9
- 2
- 6.
-12
r-25
- 3
r- 2
- 7
-10 • • r- 5
+10
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+ 8
- 2
+ 9
-24

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7
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Ky.
Ohio

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8
7
7
9
9
4

9
5
1
3
5

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+14
+26
1
+ 9
- 8
- 5
+ 6
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+15
+ 2
- 7
- 1
-8. . : - 7
+ 1.
+ 7
- 8
+ 9
+13
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+19
+15
0
: +24
+ 4
+ 2
+ 2
- 1
+14
+31

- 2
- 1
+ 2
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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS ( C o n t i n u e d ) ^ 6 ^
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan.-Aug.
_ _______,
Week ending
I960
Septo 17-1 Sept. 24!Oct. ll Oct, 8

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City

Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond

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- 2
D. C.
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Md.

- 8

+_1

0
6
2
7
4

- 8
-13
- 4
- 7
-15

+ 6
- 2
+ 8
~+ 5
-12

r+ 2
r- 4
+11
+ 9
- 3

+20
+14
+ 8
+ 5
+15

zA

+ _9

+ 8

- 3
- 2
- 7
-10
- 3

+ 1
+ 7
- 8
+22
+11
-27
+ 7
-10
+ l
-15

+ 7
+ 2
+ 2
r+ 7
+ 4
r+22
+ 7
+ 2
- 3
r+32

+ 5
+13
+12
+ 4
+ 2
+18
+ 9
+ 7
+ 1
+10

+ 2
- 8

+ 4
-28

r-16
+21

-15
+16

5
2
3
7
1

-

1
1

Va.

Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami'
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
New Orleans
Knoxville
Cities
Miami-Downtown
Central Atlanta

Ala.
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Fla.
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Ga.
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La.
Tenn.

0
+ 3
+13
+ 9
+ 8
+ 2
+ 2
- 3
+ 1
+ 1

Fla.
Ga.

- 2
-12

Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee

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111.
Ind,
Mich.
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Wis.

+ 1
+ 1
+ 6
0
+ 4

+ 4
+ 1
- 5
+ 3
+11

+
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St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

- 8
+ 1
- 2
-12

+11
+ 5
+ 9
- 3

• +11

Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
M p l s . — S t . Paul
Mpls. and Suburbs
St. Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior




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- 8
-18
- 5
+20
- 1
1

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2
2
1
4

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1
3
1
4
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Minn. & Wis.

3
8
1
1

-13
- 6
- 8
-10

±_2
Minn.
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r_4

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+ 6
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+ 1
+ 2
- 2

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+ 7
- 1

r- 5
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-10

- 6
- 1
-17

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- 1

+ 6

- 1

- 4

+_3
+ 9
+ 2
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+ 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.-Aug,
Week ending
Sept. 171 Sept. 241 Oct. l| Octu 8
I960

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
J oplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
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
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma

0

- 1

+ 4

r- 2

- 7

+ 2
0
-13
Mo.-Kans . + 2
Mo.
- 1
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- 5
Nebr.
+ 3
M.Mex.
- 3
Okla.
0
- 4

+ 1
- 9
-17
- 1
- 4
-10
+10
- 4
- 1
-11

+ 3
+ 4
-19
- 1
-11
+ 3
+52
- 3
+ 9
- 3

- 7
-15
-16
+ 3
- 3
+13
r+26
-10
- 8
- 4

-10
- 5
-18
- 5
- 4
+29
0
-11
- 6
-15

Col.
Kans.
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Mo.

- 8

- 1

-19

r-13

-20

- 1

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r_8

+ 6

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Tex.

+ 2
-13
- 4
0
- 4

+
-

0
-19
-14
-11
- 6

+ 7
- 9
+10
+14
+12

- 9
-14
- 9
- 2
-26

Calif.

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Utah
Wash.

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