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H.8a

BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 1959.
"WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES

Federal Reserve
District ^

Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago
retail dollar amounts)
Jan. 1
Four weeks
One week ending
to
ending
Sept. 26
Sept. 261Sept. 19lSept. 12* ISept. 5* Sept. 26

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

+
+
+
+

3
8
3
5

+18
+20
r+l6
+20

-14
-17
-17
-11

+12
+10
+19
+25

+
+
+
+

4
5
4
9

+
+
+
+

3
3
6
7

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

+
+
+
+

2
9
7
3

r+16
r+13
+17
+13

-15
+ 4
-10
- 9

+12
+20
+24
+20

+ 4
+12
+ 9
+ 6

+
•
+
+
+

5
8
9
7

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

+13
+ 5
+ 2
+ 8

r+19
r+ 5
+ 4
r+16

+20
+18
+25 ,
+27

+11
+ 6
+ 6
+12

+ 6
+ 8
+ 8
+11

+ 7

+16

+20

+ 8

+ 7

U. S. Total

-

-

6
3
7
1

- 8

U. S. weekly index, without seasonal adjustment, 1947-49=100 1/
1969
Aug. 29

Sept;
Sept.
Sept.
Sept.

5
12
19
26

139
148
133
158
145

1958
Aug. 30
Sept. 6
Sept. 13
Sept. 20
Sept. 27

149
123
145

g

1957
Aug. 31
Sept. 7
Sept. 14
Sept. 21
Sept. 28

144
121
140
135
139

. r—Revised.
if For description and weekly indexes for the period January 1937 to March 1958
see Federal Reserve Bulletin for April 1958, pp. 412-421.
Weekly indexes at the district and city levels are published by several of
the Federal Reserve Banks.
* Labor Day in 1958 occurred in the week ending September 6, whereas this
year it occurred one week later. Therefore, the week ending September 5, 1959
had one more trading day than the corresponding week last year, while the week
^ ending September 12, 1959 had one less trading day than the week ending
September 13 last year.





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