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CU.-.•BOARD OF.GOVERNORS-'OF THE^FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
January 17, 1947

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— D E P A R T M E N T • ? ° P - M * V > ; BY' CI T I E S .
Percentage" ChairigeTfropx.Corr^spontUng Period a Year Ago

Federal Reserve district
and city
•' '
• "UlIITED STATES •
Boston District
New Haven
Boston
Springfield
Providence

• j+29
Conn.
. Mass•
"
R , I,

"

'••'•New York- District
Newark
; Buffalo
- • "
New York
Rochester
Syracuse

N . J,
N. Y.
"
"
"

- Philadelphia District
Philadelphia ...
. Pa.
Cleveland District
Akron
Cincinnati
'
Cleveland
Colurnbus
. • ...
Toledo
Pittsburgh "
Richmond District
Washington "

Atlanta District
Birmingham Miami
Atlanta
New Orleans
Nashville
Chicago District
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

Jp.n.-. Month .of
Oct
Nov
+24 .

>27
i+26
;+2 6 •
r+20
;+24

>28

' r"+38 '

+77

+24
+18
,^15
- +24
+12
+ 6

i+31
1+31
;+30
;+30
'+30 .+39 "

+28
+29
+25
+26
+33
+35

+22
+31: '-,+77
+24.
+27 •" +74
'<46
r+30 .
+23.#>+53
r+71
+21
+28
r+78
+42
+18 f^+35
+84 " . r+51
+33.
+41
+86
#8'

+30
—+19"
+20
+34
+20
+31

i +29
: +26

+25
+25"

+19
+16

D. C.
Md.

•; +23
j TIF •
; +24

+16
+17

Ala,
Fla,
Ga •
La.
Tenn.

+26
+32
• +32
+27
+39

+20
+11
+25
+18
+24
+27

+30:
+31
. +.2§
+28
+35

+27
+24
+21
+25"
+27




+26

+35 '
+26
+23
+25

+26
+16"
+24
+26
+30
+23
+27 •

111.

+20

Jan.- 4* Jan,11

+36
+80
• -+87 . : -+54
+812 :::^39
• .+34
+85
.,+70
;--*3Q

. +28
• +20
+33
: +28
: +29
. +23 '
j +30

Ind.
- Mich «
Wis 4

Dec,14 Dec*21 Dec,!

+13
+27
+22 v +26 :
+17.
.+32:
+10
'+21
+.7 . +26

Ohio
"
"
"
"
'Pa.

'

Week' ending"

+16

•

+26
+22

+35
• +31

r+60
r+50-

+26

722

+25 ' +27
+39
+92
+17
•' +21"
+69
.F+44
' +24
+20
+24 •
+ 8 2 , : rt35
+27
+21
(t35
+19
+154
+22
+24
• +41
. + 9
+74
. +22 - + 1 2
.
.
.
.+26
'
' +83
- +18
+33
+35
+44'
+75
+32
+14.
+ 7
>19

+23

+24
+11
+32
+17
+14
+18

+75
+22"
+2r
.+84
+26
+64
+22
+81
*20 . • +85
+35
+55

+56
+60
+45

!

'£^E
• +37

-"rl+26
+36
+22:
r+38
•

+11"

• r+39

+16
+ 7
+27

+20
+12
+33
+24

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DEPARTMENT STORE SALES, BY CITIES (Continued)
Percentage Change from Corresponding Period a Year Ago

Federal Reserve district
and city
St .' Louis District
• • Little Rock . ' »
Louisville
St; Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District
Minneapolis
St. Paul
Duluth-Superior

Month of
Nov/ '

Jan.Oct,
+30

'Ark.
Ky..
Mo.
Term.

Minn-,
"&Wis.

. w
+30
+31
+31
+35
+3B
+3|5
+2p

.

+24
+19
+30
+25
+22
+25
+23
+54
+21

Week ending
Dec., 14.-De-c.21 Dec .28# Jan. 4* Jan,11

''

+26 •: +96 '• +31
+21 i
+ 7
+62
••+34
0;
+25
+24 . ...+26
+88 ..
+25
+106
+21
+33 "
+26
+88
+30
+14
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+14
+18
' +25 - +31
•
+ -8
+14
+24
+31
' +19
+14
. +13 ' +20
+ 9
+17

+69 '•
•+-35
+ W "
+65*:
+ 4
+47
+30
+68
+33
+148
+49
+15
+59.
. +29

Kansas City District
Denver
Wichita
Kansas City
St. Joseph
Oklahoma City
Tulsa

Colo,
Kans.
"&Mo,
ivlo.
Okla,
"

+21
+30
+11
+19
+26
+19
+25

Dallas District
Dallas
Fort Worth
.Houston
San Antonio

Tex,
"
"
"

+24
+21
+20
+30
+23

+15
+19 .
.. +10
+16
+13

*25
+29
+17
+26
+26

+63
+59
+55
+69
+73

+20
+22
+23
+18
+20
+17
+12

+18
+15

+27
+25

+74
+72

San Francisco District
Calif.
Los Angeles Area
Oakland
San Francisco
Ore.
;Portland
Uto.h
Salt Lake City
Wash.
Seattle

+26
+23
+20
+27
+26

r+43 '
+32
+32
+46 "
+91
+53
+57

+25
~ +41
• +18
+16
+27
+15
+18
+24
+23
+25
+29
+20
r+25
+29

**

+15
+17
+14

+23
+29
' +23
+26

+70
+72 .
+79
+87

+51
+62
+75
+26

+13
+23
+27
+25

^ year ago comparisons f i>r this week allowance should be made for the fact
that -S&£s year had 5 trading days as compared with 4 in the corresponding week
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last year when stores in many cities were closed on Monday, December 31, as .well
a§°on Tuesday, January 1.
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Datfirietxavailable.
•'
TKfeJ lam^e increases shown for this week reflect in part the fact that this year
ChSstwas fell' on Wednesday and the week therefore included two days of heavy
pre^Christmas shopping as compared with one day last -year when Christmas fell on
Tuesday. In the cities of Cleveland, St. Louis and Denver stores were closed on
Monday., December 24, 1945 in addition to Christmas .Day,
• Comparison of sc.lcs in Buffalo and Rochester in this-week affected by storms in
the week ending December 22 last year.