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B A D OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
OR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Apijil 5, 19^7
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES^D AREAS
"
Percentage changd from corresponding
period a jfear ago
w
- (Based on r e t a i l dollar amounts) Week ending
Jan 6
Mar. 9 1 Mar* 16 I Mar. 23 IMar>30
Feb,

Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t ,
Area, and CityUNITED STATES

±2r

BOSTON DISTRICT
Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Lynn
Quincy
Lowell
Cities
Springfield
Providence

+ 2

New York D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York-N• E. New Jersey
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
Philadelphia

+ 2




— 6

0
7
9
6
2

+12

- 2

- 6

+ 5

+15

+
+
+
.+

- R. I .

- 2

0
-17
-5

-10

±4
+m

i

+27

N. Y.
N.Y.-N.J.
N. J .
N. Y.

+ 1
+ 8
+ 1
*k

- 5
-18
-2U

Del.
N. J ,
Pa,

+ 2

3

+ 1

ii

+ 2

-10

- 1
- 1
+ 9
0
+ 1

+ 1
-17
-29

-20

-20

-17
+ U
-10

+1+8

-30

+15
+ 9
+ 7
+ 1
-

2

+ 5
+23

- 6

- 7
r+22
+18
r+12
- h
r- 6

-1U
- 6
- 7
- 9
- 6
- 2

r+ 3

6
1
1
1

-20

-15
— 8

-15
-18
-18

-12 ,

+ 2

WeVa.&Ohio+lO

-lit
-1U
-27
- 1

- 5

-5
+10

+lt9

+ 8

lis

-11

—16

- 2

+ 1
- 1
-19
-12

-12 .

+ 9
+ 1U
- 5
o

-10

- 1
- 1

+20

+2U

I

Hi

+
+
+

-1*1

+ 2

Pa

-26
-26

+ 9

i

- 6

+ 1

±3 ,
Ky.
Ohio

-19

+19
+52
+U5
+30
+L6
+50

-19

+ 6

^2

+28

-17

Scranton
Wilkes-Barre-Hazelton
Cleveland D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Erie
Pittsburgh
Wheeling-Steubenville

32.

-18

+11
+12
+26

- 9

- 5
-lU

- 6

-21
-16

- 1
- 9
-13
-U
- 8
-

^ .

-13
-20

-lit
- 9
-33
-11
-lU
+ 7
0

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
" period a year ago
,
(Based'on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts) =/
Week ending
Jan* *
Feb. ' 'bar. 9 I Mar. 16 IMar. 231 Mar, 30^1

Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t , "
Area, and City .

Richmond D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta D i s t r i c t ;
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Jacksonville
Atlanta
..Augusta
New Orleans
Knoxville
Nashville
City
Tampa

*19

zA

r- 1

- 9

- i
0
+ 3
- 7
- 2
+ 1 "
+ 9

- 8
-16
-1U
-27
-50
-20
~i5

+ I
- 6
- 1
-18
-13
-12
+U0

r-13
-15
+ 1
r- 8
- 3
-10

-13

+ 3 .

-25

""

+ 3

Ala.
Fla,
Ga.
ii

La.
Tenn.
Fla.

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

St• Louis D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
L i t t l e Rock
- Louisville
• S t , Louis
Memphis

Ark.
Ky.
Mo.
Tenn.




6
«• 6
«11
-U
-15
-15

+ 1

ii

Md. •
it
' Va.

Chicago D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
• Mpls.-St, Paul
Mpls, and Suburbs
S t . Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior

h

+ 5
- h
+1U
+ 3
- 6

±5

- 3

+ 2

zJ.

-

t 7

" 2

+

• D. C.

+
+
+
+

3
5
h
3

' . ~ 2
- 8
-10
+ 1

0

0

- u.

- 7

*

+ 3
- 3
+ 1
-lk
, -12

8

r-12'
-12
-11
-15
+ 7
r- 5
-17 • - 3
+ 1 .
- it

-

1 1

- h
-16
-20
-22
*

+ 5

+ 6
- 6

+ 2
- 3

~1L

— 6

- 1

«,10

- 1
- 2
0
+ 2

*16
-17
-12
-15

+ 1
- h
-10
- 2

-11
-11
+ 2
+ 6

. -22
—16
. ~ 6
-1U

±k
Minn.

3
k
1
7

~ 1

-12

- 1

+ 5

+ 3
+ 5 .
- 3

. 2
+ 3
-11

-13
-11
-15

- 1
0
- 5

+ 5
+ 5
+ 5

+ 7

- 7

+13

+ 6

Minn,&Wis.+3

*

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (Continued)
Federal Reserve D i s t r i c t ,
Area, and City-

Kansas City D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Area's
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
S t . Joseph
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Cities
Joplin
Kansas City
Dallas D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan Areas
Dal]as
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco D i s t r i c t
Metropolitan "Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco G i t y
Oakland
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Taccma

Percentage change from corresponding
period a year jago
.
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
Week ending
Jan.Mar* 9 | Mar. 16 |j Mar. 23 1 Mar. 30
Feb.
0

-

Col.
Kans.

- 1
+ 1
+ h
Mo.
-10
N. Mex, - U
Okla.
- u
+10
Mo,

- 2

6

+ 8

- 2
- 5
- 3
-28
-17
-12
+ b

- 5 '

+ 3
-19
-12
- 5
- 6

Calif.
"

»
ii

"
"

Ore.
Utah
Wash.
it

"

+11

. -10

l
5
3
2
3

-8
- 1
- h
-11
-26

+ 6
+12
+ 9
+ 5
-21

- 1 •

+
+
+
+
+
+

+ 2
- 8
0
- 8

-13

^

: -10
; -21
; + 8
! r+30
1 -25
.
- u
1 +13

-17
-17
-10
-27
-33
-

+
+
+
.-

k
1
3
2
2
1
0
0
-5
+'U
0
- 2
0

-

5

- 6
- . 6

- h
+ 3
0
- 3
+ 2
- 3

- 9

r-10
r-11

5

-11

+ 2

+ 2

it
"

. -20
- 8

0
Tex.

- h
-3

:

'

-12
-11
-17

\ - 6
-17
1 - 5
i
+ 3
i +2U

-21
-11
-20
-22

- 3

- 7

r-13

+ 2
- h
+ l
-k
- 7
- 6
-2
- 8
-11
- 5

I - 6
- 8 .
, - 8
-11
- 3
-12
-15 . .
- 6
- 5=
, -ii
!

-11
-11
-10
-23
-10
-20
-21
-19
-lit
-12
-10
- L
-19

-

U

-3
-15

- 5

+ i
- 9

- 5

r—Revised
Pata not available
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1/ During March and April changes from a year ago r e f l e c t i n p a r t the f a c t t h a t l a s t
year East was on April 1 while t h i s year i t w i l l be on April 2]|, For t h i s reason
i t i s estimated that in comparison with l a s t year an allowance ! should be made f o r a
decrease in sales of about 8 per cent f o r the.month of March as a whole and a corresponding increase f o r the month of A p r i l , These allowances apply to the f i g u r e s
f o r the United S t a t e s .





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