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BOARD OF GOVERNORS GF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

H.8a

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 1957.
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES

**

f

1

District

Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
Jan. 1
Four weeks
One week ending
ending
to
Dec. 14I Dec.
Dec. 14
Dec. 14
-Oj

Federal Reserve

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

+
+
+
+

7
k
9
5

- 1
- 7
-14
- 7

-21
-22
-22
-22

+ 1
+10
+ 2
+ 7

-

3
4
6
5

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

+ 8
+ 6
0
- 1

r-10
r+ 2
- 3
r- 3

-23
- 8
-23
-21

- 3
-10
+ 1
+ 3

-

6
2
6
5

+

k
- 1
^ - 4
- 3

0
- 2
- 7
- 8

-14
-18
-14
-18

- 8
*+ 9
+16
+ 5

-

4
4
4
7

+ 3

- 5

-19

+ 4

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco
U. S. Total

- 1
+ 1
0
- 2
+
+
+
-

.

1
2
1
1

+ 2
0
+ 2
- 1

•

+ 1

- 4

~ U. 5 . weekly index, without seasonal adjustment , 1947-49=100 1 /
1957
iNOV.
iNov.
Nov.
Dec.
Dec.

y
16
23
30
7
14

. 1U2
155
159
215
267

1956
Nov. 17
Nov. 2k
Dec. 1
Dec. 8
Dec. 15

151
149
197
226
260

1955
Nov.
Nov.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.

19
26
3
10
17

142
146
197
235
255

r—Revised.
V For d e s c r i p t i o n and weekly-indexes f o r t h e period January 1937 t o March 1952 see
Federal Reserve B u l l e t i n f o r A p r i l 1952, pp. 359-362. Indexes f o r t h e period A p r i l
1952 t o date may be obtained upon request from the Division of Research and S t a - '
tistics.
•Weekly indexes a t t h e d i s t r i c t and c i t y l e v e l s are published by s e v e r a l of t h e
Federal Reserve Banks.
* Comparisons are a f f e c t e d by the f a c t t h a t Thanksgiving Day i s one week l a t e r t h i s
year t h a n l a s t .




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