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FEDERAL
H.8b

RESERVE

FOR 'IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"
October 20, 1961.
I f i K Y DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
-fEL

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
UNITED STATES

'Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based- on retail dollar amounts)
Jan.-Aug,
Week ending
1961. Sept. 23 i Sept. 30 i Oct. 71 Oct. 1 4
+ 1
+ 6
. 4
—0
±_i
+ 1
^2
±_9
±_9
±-2

Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
+ 6
Downtown Boston
0
Suburban Boston
+14
Cambridge
0
U„uincy
+ 1
Lowell
0
City
Springfield
+ 4
"
New York District
- 2
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
N.Y.
0
New Xork-N.fi. New Jersey
N.Y.-N.J. + 2
Newark
N.J.
- 5
New York
N.Y.
0
Rochester
+ 1
"
Syracuse
"
- 1
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Del.
0
Trenton
N.J.
- 2
Lancaster
Pa.
0
Philadelphia
"
0
i
i
Reading
- 4
Scranton
- 2
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton
- 3
Cleveland District
_0
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Ky.
- 4
Akron
Ohio
+ 1
Canton
- 4
Cincinnati
+ 9
Cleveland
- 2
Downtown Cleveland
- 6
Columbus
+ 2
Springfield
+ 1
Toledo
+ 4
Youngstown
- 8
Erie
Pa.
- 4
Pittsburgh
0
Downtown Pittsburgh
- 5
Wheeling
W.'Va.
- 4




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Page 2
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail doIJar amounts)
Jan.-Aug.
Week ending
1961
Sept. 23iSept. 301 Get. 7{Oct. 14*~

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and CityRichmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond.
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miarii
Tampa-5t Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
New Orleans
Cities
Miami-Downtown
Central" Atlanta
Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
^/Chicago •
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee
St. Louis District •
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Area:,
Mpls.—St. Paul
ilpls. and Suburban
Minneapolis
St. Paul & Suburban
Cities
Duluth-Superior




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+ 4

+ 1

+ 4

+ 6
0
+ 3
- 1
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+ 6
+ 6
+ 2
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D.C.

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- 4

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+ 8
+ 1
+13
+ 5

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- 1
- 1

Ala.

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+10
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- 3
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+12
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+ 2
+ 2
+ 5
+ 2

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+ 6
+ 6

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2

- 6
- 2

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- 2

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Fla.
Ga.

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

2

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Ga.

+ 6 .

- 3

- 1
Ark
Ky.
Mo. ;
Tenn.

+
-

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5
1
5

+ 2

+J

- 1
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-18

+13
+ 9

-21

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+ 5

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+ 7
- 9
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6
1
1

+12

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS (Continued)
^

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City-

. Percentage change from corresponding
v r
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Week ending
Jan.-Aug.
Sept. 231 Sept. 301 Oct. 71 Oct. 14
1961

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Col.
Topeka
Kans.
"
Wichita
Kansas City
Mo-Kans.
Downtown Kansas City Mo.
St. Joseph
"
Lincoln
Nebr.
Omaha
Albuquerque
M. Hex.
Oklahoma City
Okla.
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Mo..

-+JL-

+ 6

U

+ 6
+ 2
- 2
+ 1
- 2
+ 5
+17
+21
+17
-10
- 3

+14
- 1
+16
+ 1
- 5
+ 8
-17
+ 8+22
- 7
+18

-5 .

+13

Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

+ 1
Tex.
"
"
"

San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach Calif.
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
"
Sacramsnto
San Dieffo
"
San Francisco-Oakland
"
"
San Francisco
"
Oakland
San Jose
"
Portland
Ore.
Salt Lake City
Utah
Seattle
Wash.
'Spokane
"
Tacoma
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