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H.8b

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 1961.
1VEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan.-July
Week ending
Aug. 5l Aug. 121 Aug. 191 Aug. 26
1961
+ 6
0
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±_2
±_1

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield
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
ocranton
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield •
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling
for FRASER

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H.8b
V/EEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
JSri.-July
Week ending
Aug, 51 Aug. 121 Aug. 191 Aug. 26
1961

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and CityRichmond District
Metropolitan Areas
. Washington .
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown .Baltimore
Richmond

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Ga".

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Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
' Milwaukee

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

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

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Metropolitan Areas
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Mpls. and Suburbs
liinneapolis
St. Paul '
Cities
Duluth-Superior

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H.8b
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued/
Percentage change from corresponding
period, a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan.-July
Week ending
1961 iAug. 51 Aug 121 Aug. 191 Aug. 26

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Kansas Citv 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
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102