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Editor's note: The information provided is for the first through the third quarter of 2009 and represents only a portion of business segments reporting.
Sales tax revenue for the third calendar quarter of 2009 has declined 12 percent compared to 2008, a steep drop city finance director Craig Duncan said seems to be due more to people saving money than to actual economic hardship in Juneau. Spending fell 10.6 percent for the second quarter and 6.3 percent for the first quarter.
In what categories, and how much, has spending fallen so far this year in Juneau?
Gas Service Station: -45 percent
Fuel, oil: - 42 percent
Pull tabs: -39 percent
Furniture stores: -31 percent
Jewelry stores: -26 percent
Car sales: -24 percent
Clothes and accessories: -17 percent
Boat dealers: -16 percent
Business services: -14 percent
Restaurants, bars: -13 percent
Repair services: -9 percent
Department stores: - 8 percent
Grocery stores: - 7 percent
Lawyers: -7 percent
Tour operators: -6 percent
Personal services: -6 percent
Amusement/recreation: 1 percent
Liquor stores: 1 percent
Air transportation: 1 percent
• Source: City and Borough of Juneau Finance Office