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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 1957
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES

Federal Reserve
District

Percentage change from, corresponding period a y
<
(Based on retail dollar amounts) :
Four weeks
One week ending
ending
Mar. 23
Mar. 23 1 Mar. 16 I Mar* 9 (Mar. 2

Jan. 1
to
Mar. 23

- h
-17
-19
-18

-12
0
-16
- 5

+6
+1
-U
-9

+3
+U
-1
-3 .

0
U
3
o

~> 6
-19
- 5
-Ik

-5
- 9
- 2
- 7

-U
-8
-2
-7

+1
0
+1
-3

1
u
2
7

-12
- 2
+ 2
- 3

- l
- 6
-11
- 1

+
-

-2
-li
-u
-h

0
-1
-1
0

+ 1

+ 2

-10

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

+ 27
+15
+ 7
-12

+19
r+ 7
+11
r+ 1

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

+
-

u
2
2
1

r
r—

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

-

U. S. Total

5
5
6
k

-3

|

U. S. -weekly index, without seasonal adjustment, 19U7-U9=IOO
1957
Feb. 23
Mar. 2
Mar. 9
Mar.16
Mar. 23

ago

100
99
- 98
10?
113

1956
Feb. 25
Har. 3
. Mar, 10
Mar. 17
- Mar. 24

97
10U
109
1C5
112

~ 7 e b . 26
Mar. 5
Mar. 12
Mar o 19
Mare 25

+1
2/
93
98
102
108
103

r—Revised.
1/ jjuvJuig March and April changes from a year ago reflect in partfcbefact that last
73ar Eaater was on April 1 while this year it will be on April PI, For this reason
XT, is estimated that in ccnparioon vdth last year an allovr-.o.n? should be made for a
der-rerse in sales of about B per cent for the month of Msrch ES a v.vole ar.d a corr e c t o r ding increa«o for the month of April.
These allowances applv to the figures
for .the Unit-sci S bates••
•
2/ For desci Lptior. and weekly indexes for tne period January 1937 to March 1952 see
Federal Reserve Bulletin for April 1952, pp. 359-362. Indexes for tne period April
1952 to date may be" obtained upon request from, the Division of Research and Statistics.
Y'ieekly indexes at the district and city levels are published by several of the
Federal Reserve Banks.





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