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FEDERAL
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RESERVE

release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 1961.

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l ' S L ' {BEPARTHEHT STORE SALES
.EKi"
Percentage change from corresponding period a year ago
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Federal Reserve L
Jan. 1
Four weeks
District
I
° n e *'eek e n d i n g
to
endin
Sept. 23
| Sept. 231 Sent. l6f Sept. 91 Sept. 2
Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Cleveland

+ 5
+ 1
0
- 1

^Richmond
Atlanta
Chicago
St. Louis

+ 1
0
. 0
- 1

Minneapolis
"Kansas City
Dallas
San Francisco

+ 1
+ 4
0
+ 2

U. S. Total
U. S. weekly index, without seasonal adjustment, 1947-49=100 1/
1961
Aug. 26
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 23

152
154
129
150
154

I960
Aug. 27
Se-ut. 3
Sept. 10
Sept. 17
Sept. 24

144
147
130
150
148

mi

Aug. 29
Sent, 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 19
Sept. 26

139
148
133
158
145

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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