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LIBRARY OF THE FEDERAL
RESERVE BANK OF C L E V J p N D

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BOARD OF- GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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DEPARTMENT STORE .SALES, BY CITIES
PercentagelIEarige 'from Carreapbiiding Period a Year Ag6' * ' = • ; -:
"W W

Federal Reserve d i s t r i c t
and c i t y
+ 8

UNITED STATES
Boston D i s t r i c t
New Haven
Boston
Springfield
Providence
Nfew York D i s t r i c t
. Newark. •
, Buffalo
New York
Rochester
Syracuse

April/

+ 2
+ 4
Conn*
• Mas?.; .. + 3
ii
+ 8
+ 2
Rel •
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N.Y.
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Cleveland D i s t r i c t
, Akron•
Cincinnati
• Cleveland
~ 'Columbus
Toledo
: ,
.Pittsburgh

m
+13.
+11
+12
+1?
+10
+ 8

Ohio ,

Vj"
Pa, .

Richmond D i s t r i c t
: Washington
Baltimore

D.C.,
Md.

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

Ala.
. Fla.
Ga. .
La.
Tenn.

Chicago D i s t r i c t
Chicago
Indianapolis
•Detroit
. .Milwaukee - .

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis.




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H.U
USW&PARTMENT STORE S A L E S , BY C I T I E S ( C o n t i n u e d )
.nge from Corresponding Period a Year Ago
Percen"
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St;-Louis D i s t r i c t - . . . . .
" : L i t t l 6 Rock.
. Arje.
•Ky.
"'Louisville Mo.
S t . Loui^f
1
Memphis
"Tenn.

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+14
+ 8 .
+ 3

+10'"*1
+16- •
+13 .
+ 7
+ 9'

+ 6 .
Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
7"9 ;
Minneapolis
Minn.
+ 3
S t . Paul
"&Wis.• +13
Duluth-Superior

+ 7
+ 1
+18

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+ 4..:

; +m4

Kansas Citv D i s t r i c t
Denver
' Wichita
Kansas City
x
S t . Joseph
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Dallas D i s t r i c t
Dallas
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

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- Week ending
J a n . - 1Month of
" Mar. j Apr. 1 /
May 22 (May 29*

Colo .
Kans.
Mo.
Okla.

Tex.

San Francisco D i s t r i c t
j-8
+ 1'
Los Angelas Area
Calif.
Oakland
+12
San Francisco
+ 3
Portland
+ 9
Ore.
-Salt Lake City
Utah x + 4
Seattle
+ 3
Wash.

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+31
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r—Revised.
1 / During March and .April changes f r o p a year ago r e f l e c t in p a r t the f a c t t h a t l a s t
year Easter was on April 6 while t h i s year i t was on March 28. For t h i s reason
i t is__estimated t h a t in comparison with l a s t year allowance should be made f o r
an increase in s a l e s of about 1 per cent f o r the month of March as a whole and
f o r a corresponding decrease f o r the month of April as a whole.
* 1% using year ago comparisons f o r the weeks ending June 5 and May 29 allowance
should be made f o r the f a c t t h a t in regions observing the Memorial Day holiday
• s t o r e c l o s i n g s ; t h i s year occurred in the week ending June 5 whereas l a s t yeatr
they occurred in the previous week.
** Data not a v a i l a b l e .
:
# The l a r g e increase shown f o r t h i s week r e f l e c t s in p a r t the f a c t t h a t s a l e s l a s t
year were reduced because of a curtailment in public t r a n s p o r t a t i o n s e r v i c e •