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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

H.8a

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 1959.
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES

Percentage change from corresponding p e r i o d a year ago
(Based on r e t a i l d o l l a r amounts)
Four weqks
One week ending
*ear
ending
1958
J a n . 2uj dan. 17| J a n . lOj J a n . 3
J a n . 2h

F e d e r a l Reserve
District
Boston
ivev; York
Philadelpnia
Cleveland

+
+
+
-

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

+ 5
+16
+13
+16

|

U. S. T o t a l

+ 5

^

+ 3
•0 .
+ 8
- 6-

+
+
+
r+

+12
+10
- 1
- 1

Minneapolis
Kansas C i t y
Dallas
San Francisco

+ 9
+ h
+12
r- U

3
1
6
6

+
+
+
+

8
7
3
3

+
+
+
-

- 6
- l
+ o
-T~ 8

2
1
8
2

+
+
+
-

+ 6

2
3
2
2

+ 2
+ 1 "
- 2
0

h
6
h
5

+ 2
+ 7
0
+ 1

+ 2
+ 2

- 1
+11
+ 2
+11

+ 2
+ 9
+ 8
+13

- 2
- 9
0
+ 8

+ 1
+ o
+ 6
+12

i
|
|

0
+ k
0
+ 2

+ 5

+ h

+ 2

+ k

i

+ 1

j
|

J

U. S. weekly index. without s e a s o n a l a d j u s t m e n t , 19U7-U9 = IOST"
1958
Dec.
1959
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.

27

205

3
10
17
2h

10lt
121
116
105

1957
Dec., 28
1958
J a n ., h
J a n . , 11
Jan. , 18
Jan. • 25

158
102
116
110
ICO

1956
Dec.
1957
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.
Jan.

29

121

5
12
19
26

100
111*
107
103

1 / For d e s c r i p t i o n and weekly indexes f o r t h e p e r i o d January 1937 t o March 1958 se
F e d e r a l Reserve B u l l e t i n . f o r A p r i l 1958, p p . 1*12-1*21.
V.eekly 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 a r e p u b l i s h e d by s e v e r a l of t h e
F e d e r a l Reserve Banks.





Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102