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LIBRARY O F THE FEDERAL

BOARD OF GOVERNORS; OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE

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O F CLEVELAND
December 17, 194;

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BY b i l i s s
Percentage Change from Corresponding Period a Year Ago

F e d e r a l -Res-erve-tiis-tricfc
atid.city,
UNITED -STATES

-

'

Boston D i s t r i c t
New Haven
Boston
Springfield
Providence
New York D i s t r i c t
Newark
Buffalo
New YorkRochester
Syracuse

fee'p^'
..." ;

"

R. I .
"
. .

"

...

Richmond D i s t r i c t
Washington
Baltimore

3 "
3
3
8
2 :

Chicago D i s t r i c t
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis,




- "5

- 6
- 6

+12
+11
+10
, +13
+16
+17
+10

- 8

- 3
-7
5 .
- 3~
- 4
— 4 - 2 . • - 2:
+ 6
- i
• + 2

'

'

+10
+14
+ 7
+ 8
. +14
+ 8.
+ 6
+ 5
+ 9
+12

-11
- 9
- 5
- 6
*

+10 * - 5
+10
+ 2
+ 9
. -io
+ 3
+13
+ 7
+14
+ 8
+ 7

- 8

- 4
-3

- 6

- 3
> 6
— 3
- 5
- 3
r- 3

- 3

+
-

+ 3
+ 4

- 4
—

:
+
-

1
2
0
1
9

- - 6
- 3
'

"

9

— 8 r- 5
- 7
™ 4
- 7
- 5
- 5
-14" "
" -14 TV -12
- 6
•r B . - - 8 • - 3
•+ 2
0
- 2
4 . .
7
- 5
r-lP, J .
- 3
- 3

+10

2
7
4
7

- 1
+ 4.
2

3

- 6

- 2

- 8

- 1
- 7
0
- 2
- 2

+

•

- 6
+
-

- 1

2-1
- 4
- 4
- 1

-Li. •
.
- 4
i
6

- 9
-10

D. C.
Md.
Ala.
Fla.
Ga.
La. .
Tenn.

- 7
n r
- 5
-10.
-13

+11
+ 7

+ 7 ,
+ 5 .
+ 3 .

y/-

- - 6 ;
>12
-20
-12
- 9
-11 "

+11 . . -12
- 8
*T"
-14
+10
- 7 - - 3
+ 5
-13 " - 9
+19
- 3
-10
+12
-15
- 3

Pa.

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Atlanta D i s t r i c t
Birmingham
Miami
Atlanta
New Orleans
Nashville

- Week'efading

N.oy.2.0.. Noy.27 Dee .,..4 Dec .11

Nov.

+ 6 '
+ 5
+11
+ 5
+11
+ 5

+10
+ 8
+ 8
+ 9
+13
+10
+ 9 .

Oliio
:

1

+ 7
+ 7
+T
+ 7
+10
+10

•:

+11
+ 9

M. J .
N. Y.

Philadelphia D i s t r i c t
Philadelphia
P a . ..
Cleveland D i s t r i c t
• Akron. •
J) Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Toledo
Pittsburgh

+ 8- *
+
+
'+
+
+

'

Conn.
kiass.

"

Month of
October

+
+
+
+
+
+
+

2
7
1
2

3
4
3
3
6
1
2

+ 3
+ 6
0
+ 2
+
+
-

4
1
8
8

- 4

- 1

+ 1
- 4
- 1

+ 2

+ 4
+ 2

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DEPARTMENT STORE SALES, BY CITIES (Continued)
P e r c e n t a g e Change from Corresponding P e r i o d a Year Ago
F e d e r a l Reserve d i s t r i c t
and c i t y —
S t , Louis• D i s t r i c t
L i t t l e Rock
Louisville
S t . Louis
iJemphis
Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
Minneapolis
S t . Paul
Duluth-Superior
Kansas C i t y D i s t r i c t
Denver
Wichita
Kansas C i t y
S t . Joseph
Oklahoma C i t y
Tulsa
Dallas D i s t r i c t
Dallas
Fdr.t Worth
Houston
San Antonio

"*, S e p t .

+10. -.. ; . + _ I • J - 7
4 -+ 7
+~T
+11
?13
+ : 9''
+i2- 3
- 6
+ 6
+ 9
-13
- 5
. +;6.:.
+ 8
;+'?;
:
+ 9
+ .7 + 8
: + 8.- '
+ 5
: + 4'
(Not a v a i l a b l e
+20
;+12

Minn.
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"mis .

Okla.

Tex..
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Ran F r a n c i s c o D i s t r i c t
Calif.
Los Angeles Area
Oakland
San F r a n c i s c o
Ore.:
Portland : S a l t Lake C i t y
Utah .
.Vash.
Seattle

Weekending
Nov.13 Fov.-EO. Nov;27 Dec v; 4 D^c , i :

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,
:
:

Ark ." ' "
Ky.
Mo.
T-enn.

Colo.
Kens.
Mo.

Month.of
October

: + 7' '
;+ 4:
. : +10
;+ 0 "
. 0 +10
+17 •
•

+12
* 6
+10. •
+29 '
+10 .. •

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11
t 9
• i 5
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+, 4

6 •• - 3 "
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- 5
- 9
0
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+ 5 '
+ 6 '
+ 9
+ 1
- 5
+ 1
+10

- 4
- 2
+ 6
-14
-11
-11
+ 2

+ 4
o; :
+ 1 '
+10 '
+ 1

-10
-12
-13
- 2
-17

-13
-10
+ .7

-

- 4
- 7
0
0
- 1
- 1
+ 2

-12
-17
-14
- 4
- 6
- 8
— 8

-10
^15"' '
- 7
- .4
- 7;
-13 '
- 9

-10
zJ.
-15
-11
- 9 .. : - 1 2 .
- 6 0""
- 2
- 2,
- 5
- 5
- 6 ,• -v 9
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3

- 5
+ .2
- ,:4
- 9
- 6
0

- 8

- i
+ 3
+ 4
— 3
'5

r - 7 ' : : ."J.
r- 5
- 7
- 8
+ 1
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- 3 . - 1
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2
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* Data not a v a i l a b l e .
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N o t e : - - S i n c e s a l e s r i s e s h a r p l y wi-th t h e approach of C h r i s t m a s / t h e f a c t t h a t , t h e
c o r r e s p o n d i n g week l a s t y e a r was two days n e a r e r Christmas becomes i n c r e a s i n g l y .
s i g n i f i c a n t i n comparing w e e k l y - d a ^ a . Allowance should be'made f o r t h i s c a l e n d a r
i r r e g u l a r i t y i n e v a l u a t i n g t h e weekly p e r c e n t a g e changes from a y e a r a g o , - . ' .





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