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BOARD OF G V i t i l S OF HIE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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FOR MEDIATE- RELEASE
. Deeezatier-ilt., 1956
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT

SALES ~ SELECTED. CITIES • AND AREAS- ":

Federal Reserve District,,

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AMD AREAS (Continued)

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and CityRichmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
D. C.
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Baltimore
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Richmond
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Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Jacksonville
Atlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Knoxville
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City

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(Baaed on retail dollar amounts)
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Oct, Nov, 17 | Hov. 2b I Dec. 1 | Dec, 8

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
Ste Joseph
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Cities
Joplin
Kansas City
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
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San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacrairento
San Diego
San Franc is co-Oakland
San Francisco City
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Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma

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NOTEs Since sales rise sharply with the apprc ach of Christmas, the fact that
the corresponding week last year was two days nearer Christmas becomes significant
in comparing weekly data0 In general, this causes weekly data to show a less
favorable comparison with the previous year than if strictly comparable calendar
periods were available. This should be taken into consideration in evaluating
weekly percentage changes from a year ago*





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