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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, i960.

H.8a

IJEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES
Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago
One week ending

District

Oct. 15!Oct. 81 Oct. 11Sept. 24

Four weeks
ending
Oct. 15

Jan. 1 —
to
Oct. 15

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

-

9
1
4
8

+ 9
+13
+ 9
+ 3

+ 8
+12
+ 5
+ 7

+
+
+
+

9
9
42

+
+
+
+

4
8
3
1

+
+
+
+

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
S t . Louis

-

3
6
5
2

r+14
+ 8
- 2
r+ 2

+ 5
+ 9
0
+ 6

+
+
-

3
5
3
4

+
+
+

4
2
1
1

- 2
0
+ X
0

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
V
San Francisco

- 4
+ 1
-13
+ 7

r- 6
- 7
-11
- 6

+
-

+
+
-

4
4
8
3

-

3
1
7
1

+
-

- 3

+ 2

U . S . Total

4
2
6
3

+ 4

+ 1

+ 2

3
6
1
2

2
1
3
1

+ 1

U . S . weekly index, without seasonal adjustment. 1947-49=100 1 /
I960 ^
Sept.
Sept.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.

17
24
1
8
15

150
148
149
155
156

1959
Sept.
Sept.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.

19
26
3
10
17

158
145
143
152
161

1958
Sept.
Sept.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.

20
27
4
11
18

136
136
145
147
146

r—Revised,
l / For d e s c r i p t i o n and weekly indexes f o r the period January 1937 t o March 1958
see Federal Reserve B u l l e t i n f o r April 1958, pp. 412-421.
Weekly indexes a t the 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
the Federal Reserve Banks.





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