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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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J a n u a r y 7 , 1949
DEPARTMENT STORE SALESi BY CITIES
P e r c e n t a g e change f r o m c o r r e s p o n d i n g "

F e d e r a l Reserve d i s t r i c t
and c i t y
Oct.

Month of
.November D e c . 4 ,Dec.11 Dec .18 Dec .25* J a n .

UNITED STATES

+ 8

- 2

- 5

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New Haven
Boston
Springfield
Providence

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Mass,
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Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Toledo
Pittsburgh

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+13
+11
+ 9

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- 1
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+12

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Washington
Baltimore

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Md.

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- 1
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0

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Birmingham
Miami
Atlanta
New Orleans
Nashville

Ala.
Fla.
Ga.
La.
Tenn.

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+14
+ 7
+ 9 ...
+13
+ 7

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Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

111.
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Mich.
Wis.

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+ 6
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+ 9
+12

New York D i s t r i c t
Newark
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Rochester
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Calif.:
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San F r a n c i s c o
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Seattle
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r—Revised.
* The l a r g e i n c r e a s e s shown f o r t h i s week r e f l e c t i n p a r t t h e f a c t t h a t t h i s y e a r
C h r i s t m a s f e l l on S a t u r d a y a n d t h e week t h e r e f o r e i n c l u d e d f i v e d a y s of h e a v y
p r e - C h r i s t m a s s h o p p i n g jas compared w i t h t h r e e days, l a s t y e a r : when C h r i s t i n a s
f e l l on T h u r s d a y .
** D a t a n o t - a v a i l a b l e




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corresponding
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