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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, -1961.

H.8b

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan.-Aug
Week ending
1961,- Sept. 9iSept. 161 Sept. 23l Sept. 30
+• 1
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+ 9
+ 3
+ 3
+ 5
-2

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City

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UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas •
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield
New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-M.E. New Jersey
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling




Mass.

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H.8b
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS (Continued)

Percentage change from corresponding
.. period a year, ago •
• (Based on retail dollar amounts) :
Week ending.
1961
Sept. 91 Sept. 161 Sept. 231 Sept. 30

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City

Richmond- District
. . Metropolitan" Areas
Washington
Dovmtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
. Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Colui.ibus
New Orleans
Cities
Miami-Downtown
Central Atlanta

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Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

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Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

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+ 4
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Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis

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Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

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H.8b
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND A M S

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Kansas City
Downtown Kansas City
St. Joseph
Lincoln
Omaha
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
City
Joplin
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

Jan.-Aug.
1961




Week ending
Sept. 9lSept. 161 Sept. 23i Sept. 30

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+ 6

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+ 4

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+13
+ 5
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-17
+ 8
+22
- 7
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+ 6

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- 4
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+13
-20
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San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach Calif.
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
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San Diego
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San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco
»
Oakland
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San Jose
Portland
Ore.
Salt Lake City
Utah
Seattle
Wash.
Spokane
Tacoma
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102