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EOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 1957
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES
Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago

Federal Reserve
District

June ti

Boston//^
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

One week ending
June 1 | May
- 1
- h
+ 1
r+ 5
r+
- 1
- 4
- 5

+
+

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

3
7
2
2

r+ h
- 2
- 9

+ 2

' Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

9
2
3
3

- 5

+5

+5

+ 3
+ 3

- 4 U. S. Total

0
0
r+ 3

0

+ 1

rt- 3

Four weeks
ending
( May l b
June ti
+ 4
- 3
+ 2
+ 3
•- 2
|
- 1
- k
- 4

+ 2

+
-

2
1
3
2

+
+
-

3
6
2
3

- 1
- 1

- 5

-

- 1

+ 2
0
+ 2
+ 1

- l

- 2

0

+ 2

+ 2
- 1

- 5
+ l
- l
0

1
3
2
U

Jan. 1
to
June 8
+ 1
+ h
+ 2
- 1

*

+ 3
- 1

U, S. weekly index » without seasonal adjustment, 19U7-U9=100 1 /
1957
May 11
May 18
May 25
June 1
June 8

133
120
116
110
12k

1956
May 12
May 19
May 26
June 2
June 9

129
122
117
109
12U

1955
May lU
May 21
May 28
June ij.
June 11

108

U5

llU
102
lilt

r—Revised.
*—Data not a v a i l a b l e .
1 / For description and weekly indexes f o r the period January 1937 t o March 1952 see
Federal Reserve Bulletin f o r April 1952, pp. 359-362. Indexes f o r the. period April
1952 to date may be obtained upon request from the Division of Research and S t a tistics .
"Weekly indexes at the d i s t r i c t and city l e v e l s are published by several of the
Federal Reserve Banks.





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