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January 5, 195U
iirAK'iwJMX 51 una dtuuivd jam '
(Based on r e t a i l value f i g u r e g ^ ^ E *
Department s t o r e stocks a t the end of
November showed l i t t l e change from the October
l e v e l , a f t e r allowance f o r t h e usual seasonal
change. The seasonally a d j u s t e d index f o r November i s estimated a t 127 per cent of t h e 19k7-h9
average, compared with 122 f o r t h e same month
last year.

Indexes (19hl-h9
Fedetal Reserve
district
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

Seasonally a d j u s t e d
1952
1953
Oct.
Nov.
Nov.

Unadjusted
1952
1953
Nov. | Oct.
Nov*

112
rllU
115
133

13U
132
137
136

132
130
rl39
137

131
rl31
131
128

li|2
1U8
126
12U

139
1U3
118
122

151
Pl65
1U3
132

153
161
139
138

1U7
158
136
133

115
P138
P137
133

118
138
139
132

111
126
131
131

128
Pl53
pi52
lUU

126
lU9
15'2
1U8

123
1U0
rlU5

Pl2?

128

122

pli|2

Ibl

115
115
120
121

117
116
rl22

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

lltU
piU9
12U
121

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
United S t a t e s

= 100)

12h

Ihl

137

Percentage
change from
l o r ith
a i50

Year
ago

2
2
1
1

+
+
+
+

3
1
5
6

1
+ 2
+ 2
— 5

+
+
+
-

3
U
5
1

2
+ 3
0
3

+
+
+
+

U
9
U
2

+

+
—

-

mm*

+

0

+ h

p—Preliminary*
'"
r—Revised.
Note:—Indexes and percentage changes are based on value of stocks a t end of
month. For d e s c r i p t i o n and monthly indexes f o r the p e r i o d January 1919
t o October 1951 see Federal Reserve B u l l e t i n f o r December 1951* pp. 1h&31515« Indexes f o r the most r e c e n t thlrteen-month p e r i o d are shown
regularly in the Bulletin.