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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
' FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, i960.
IJEEKLY'- DEPARTMENT STORE SALES

Federal Reserve
District

Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan. 1
Four weeks
One week ending
to
ending
Sept. 17iSept. 10!Sept. 3|Aug. 27
Sept. 17
Sept. 17

+ 3

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

- 5
-6

r+ 6
- 1

Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

- 3
- 3

- 8

- 1
-14

-17
- 4

- 5

+ 1
+ 2

- 6

- 1
+11

- 2

+ 3
+ 6

- 2

+ 6

+ 3
- 6
- 3

+ 3

- 1
+ 4

+ 2

- 4
+ 2

+ 5
0
+ 2

- 3

- 1
- 2
- 4

- 2
+ 1
+ 1
0

- 8
+ 1
- 1

0
- 4
r- 2

+
+

4
2
1
2

+ 6

- 1
- 8
+ 1

0
0
- 4
- 1

+ 3

- 6

U. S. Total

- 3

- 8

Minneapolis
Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

- 5
• -3

- 5

- 2

- 1

+ 4

- 1

+ 2

- 3
- 3

- 1
- 2
0

U. S. weekly index, without seasonal adjustment, 1947-49=100 if
I960
Aug. 20
Aug. 27
Sept. 3
Sept. 10
Sept. 17

139
144
147
130
150

1969
Aug, 22
Aug. 29
Sept. 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 19

132
139
148
133
158

1958
Aug. 23
Aug. 30
Sept. 6
Sept. 13
Sept. 20

134
149
123
145 136

r—Revised.
1/ For description and weekly indexes for the period January 1937 to March 1958
see Federal Reserve Bulletin for April 1958> pp. 412-421.
Weekly indexes at the district and city levels are published by several of the
Federal Reserve Banks.





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