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f e d e r a l

RESERVE

BOARD

For r e l e a s e in morning papers
Wednesday, June 11

June 9..1930

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DEPARTMENT STORE SALES IN MAY, 1930
Preliminary r e p o r t
Department s t o r e s a l e s in May were about equal to those of the c o r a y e a r as
t p ! S ° i :06 m ° n
° ' according to p r e l i m i n a r y r e p o r t s made to the
I r t l f e Z S t ™ s t i l l ™ ? * 5 5 1 S t ° r e S l o c a t e d l n l e a d i " S c i t i e s of a l l iedSal
® s during the f i r s t f i v e months of t h i s year were 3 per cent below
t h e l e v e l of a year ago.

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PERCENTAGE INCREASE OR DECREASE FROM A TEAR a an
Federal
reserve
district

May*

Total (551 s t o r e s )
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis
Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
*May f i g u r e s p r e l i m i n a r y .




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January 1
to
May 31*

1

-

1
-

5

1

3

551

1
2

108

-

3

-

4

-

6

-

3
5
7
9

0
— g

-

2

-

10

1
k

-

-

Number of
reporting
stores

9

£

37
60
29

59

1

22

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8

-

2

25
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