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BOARD CF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
FOR MEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 1957*
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES
Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan. 1
Four weeks
One week ending
to
ending
Sept. 7
Sept. 71 Aug, 31 1 Aug. 24 1| Aug, 17 Sept. 7

Federal Reserve
District

— 2:
+ 6
+ k
0

+
+
+
-

+ 5
• + h
+ 2
+ 6

+ k
0
+ 3
+ 1

+ h
+ 1
+ 3
0

6
1
1
2

+ 1
0
+ 2
- 2

+ U
0
+ 1
0

+
+
+
+

+ 1

+ 3

+ 2

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

+
-

3
5
2
1

- 2
+10
+15
+ 5

+
+
-

3
2
1
h

0
+ 8
+ 3
+ 1

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

+
-

2
3
3
1

+10
0
+ 5
- l

+ 2
0
+ 3
- 1

~

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

- 1
0
- U
- 2

U.S. Total

+ 1

r+
+
+
r

8
1
6
0

+ 5

+
+
+
+

1
h
2
1

3
1
3
1

+ 2
a

U. S. weekly index, without seasonal adjustment3 19k7-k9 10Q 1/
1957
Aug. 10
Aug, 17
Aug. 2h
Aug. 31
Sept. 7

110
Ilk
121
rl3li
113

1956
../Aug, 11
Aug. 18
Aug. 25
Sept. 1
Sept. 8

10?
111
120
128
112

1955
Aug, 13
Aug. 20
Aug. 27
Sept. 3
Sept.10

100
106
111
125
108

r—Revised.
1/ For description and weekly indexes for the period January 1937 to March 1952 see
Federal Reserve Bulletin for April 1952, pp. 359-362. Indexes for the period April
1952 to,date may be obtained upon request from the Division of Research and Statistics .
•Weekly indexes at the district and city levels are published by several of the
Federal Reserve Banks.
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