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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 1959.

H.8
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES

Federal Reserve
District

Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Four weeks
One week ending
Year
ending
1958
Jan. 10
Jan. 10| Jan. 3| Dec. 2?*| Dec. 20

Bostqn
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

+
+
+
-

3
1
8
U

rr+
r+

6
1
7
8

+3h

+28
+31
+25

+
+
+

3
3
2
3

+ 9
+ U
+10
+ 8

+
+
+
-

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

+
+
+
+

6
6
3
5

r+
+
r
r+

2
7
0
2

+29
+27
r+30
+23

+
+
r+
+

2
3
7
6

+10
+11
+ 9

+ 1
- 2
0

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

+ 9
+ 8
+11

+

b

- 2
r- 9
0
+ 8

r+26
+29
+26
+33

+
+
+
+

3
8
1
1

+ 8
+11
+ 8
+12

0
+ u
0
+ 2

+

h

+ 3

+30

U. S. Total

•

2
3
2
2

+ 3

,y
U. S. weekly index, -without seasonal adjustment, 19h7-U9 = 1001958
Fee.
Dec.
Dec.
1959
Jan.
Jan.

13
20
27

293
3Oi
l
205

3
10

105
121

1957
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
1958
Jan.
Jan.

1U
21
28

285
29L
158

h

102
116

11

1956
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
1957
Jan.
Jan.

15
22
29
5
12

-

2#
289
121
100
iiU

r—Revised.
1/ For description and weekly indexes for the period January 1937 to March 1958 see
Federal Reserve Bulletin for April 1958, pp. U12-U21.
weekly indexes at the district and city levels are published by several of the
Federal Reserve Banks.
* This year there were three shopping days before Christmas compared with two last
year.





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