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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2, i960.

- ;

. . . WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS
.
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar .amounts)
Jan.-July
Week ending
I960
[Aug. 61 Aug. 13)Aug. 201 Aug. 27
- 2
+ 4
±_1
• ±4

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and CityUNITED STATES
Boston District
Metropolitan' Areas
" Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Quincy
Lowell
City
Springfield

Mass.

+ 4

:i

1
1

"

+ 2

+31
..+ 5.

0

+ 7

+18

±Jt.

+JL

+1

+ 8

+ 6

+
+
+
+

- 1
- 7
- 6
0
- 6

+ 7
- 5
0

0

1
1

Del.
N.J.
Pa.
"
"
"
"

+ 5

1
1.
4
1

+16
+ 6

+_2

0
- 1
-12
- 3
-11

-

1
1

1
1

"Pa.
1
1

"
W.Va.

+ 3

+ 2
+ 3
- 5
- l

+ 2
- 3
• + 5

+ 2
- 1

+ 8

-

0
3
4
1
9

- 2

•

- 1

- 8
- 4
- 6
0

- 7
- 2
- 8
r- 4
- 4
- 7
- 1
-11
- 2

: I
0
-12
- 6
0
-11
.+ 1
•
- 2
- 3

+13
+ 9

+ 6

±_5

+ 5
+ 4
0
+ 2
+ 1

- 1
+ l
+ 4

r+ 7
r+17
r+ 9

+12

_ 0

0

+13
±11

+12
+10

>31

±_1
Ky.
'Ohio
"
"
"
"
"
"

+ 4
- 5

r- 1

-26

6

+ 6

- 1

=12

-

- 2
- 6
+ 4

+12

+ 2

0

- 1

±_§

±_2

-

+16
+18
+12

-26

-1

N.Y.
N.Y.-N.J.
N.J.
N,Y.
"
"

Digitized


+ 5
+ 9
+ 4
- 9
+31

+ 9

"
"

New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo •
New York-N.E. New Jersey
- Newark
• New York
•Rochester
Syracuse

Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington .
Akron
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Downtown Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Youngstown
Erie
Pittsburgh
Downtown Pittsburgh
Wheeling
for FRASER

- 1
- 2
0

+ 2

1
1

Philadelphia DistrictMetropolitan Areas
. Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia
Reading
Scranton
Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton

1

+12

=-2

+ 2

+
+
+

3
3
1
2

. r+ 6
r+10
r+ 6
r+ 3

+20

+ 5
+14

3

+10
+ 6

+ 2

+ 4
+13

+17
- 3
- 2

+ 2

+ 6
- 1

0
-10
0
+ 3
. 0
+ 5
-11
+ 4
+ 1
+ 1
+ 4
+ 1
0

+12
+ 9
+ 4

+11
- 7
+15
+ 2
+ 6
+ 2
- 1
+ 4

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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)
Week ending
J an,-July [._
106n
|AiiP. 6IAu<y. 111Aug. 20[ Aug. ?P

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City

Richmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore •
Richmond
' Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Miami
Tampa-St. Petersburg
Atlanta
Augusta
Columbus
New Orleans
Knoxville
Cities
Miami-Downtown
Central Atlanta
Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Milwaukee
St, Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District
^ M e t r o p o l i t a n Areas
Mpls.—St, Paul
Mpls. and Suburbs
St, Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior




1 2
D.C.

-

Md.
Va.

1
7
2
6
5

-

3
5
6
7
9

+
-

3
9
5
l
4

r+ 8
r+ 3
+11
+ 7
+ 1

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+
+
+
+
+

8
4
7
8
6

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0
+ 3
+19
+ 9
+ 8
+ 3
+ 2
- 2
+ 1
+ 1

Ga.

La.
Tenn.
Fla.
'Ga.
'

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis,

+ 4
- 6
- 1
+10
+ 8
- 6
+ 9
- 8
-12
- 7

- 5
+ 4
0
+ 7
+ 8
- 7
+ 5
-16
-24
- 2

+ l
0
+ 8
+12
+11
- 3
+ 5
+ 1
+61
r+ 3

- 1
-13

Ala.
Fla.

- 2

-10
- - 4

-13
- 9

- 6
- 6

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+ 1

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+
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2
7
6
5

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5
2
4
9

- 6
0
+ 7
- 3

0
+
+
+

1
6
1
4
0

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.

6
4
2
6
0

2
3
4 ;
5 '
.
3

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+
-

+
+
+
+
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1
4
9
2
2
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4
6
2

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- 3

5
3
4
4
2

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n. & Wis.

-15
-18
- 1
- 7

±_l
Minn.

- 3
+10
+ l
- 1

=-6

±-1

+ 6

+ 4
+ 5
0

- 6
- 3
-12

- 4
- 2
- 9

+ 3
+ 6
- 4

+ 6
+11
- 4

0

- 4

- 9

- 4

0

+
-

3
7
1
2

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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)
Week ending
Jan.-July
!Auff. 61 Aug. 131 Aug. 201 Aug. 27
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
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 City
Oakland
San Jose
Portland
Salt Lake CitySeattle
Spokane
Tacoma
r—Revised.




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- 1

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+ 2
- 1
-14
+ 2
- 2
- 6
0
- 3
0
- 4

- 1
- 9
-10
- 2
- 5
- 9
+ 3
- 7
-11
+ 1

+ 3
+ 2
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+ 4
- 3
- 9
- 4
-15
+ 1
- 5

+ 3
+ 7
-14
+ 8
+ 4
+30
+21
+ 4
- 2
r- 2

Mo.

- 7

-10

-14

-13

Col.
Kans.
"

Mo.-Kans .
Mo.
i
t
Nebr.
N.Mex.
Okla.

- 1
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1
1

+ 2
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- 4
0
- 4
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Calif.

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"
"

+
+
+
+

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- 8
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- 3
+ 6
- 4
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- 8
- 5
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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102