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- — 1 BOARD CF GOVERNORS OFffiEFEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
i
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
!
May 10, 1957

(

,, WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES! AMD AREAS ,
Percentage change from corresponding
period a jfear age
y
(Based on retail dollar amounts)
Jan
YJeek. ending
Mar,
Apr, 13 I Apr: 20 | Apr. 27 I May U
+ 7
- 2
+13
+ 3
+ 7

Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City
UNITED STATES
Boston District
• Metropolitan Areas
Boston
Downtown Boston
Suburban Boston
Cambridge
Lynn
Quincy
Lowell
Cities
Springfield
Providence
New York District
Metropolitan Areas
Buffalo
New York~N,E, New Jersey
Newark
New York
Rochester
Syracuse
Philadelphia District
Metropolitan Areas
Wilmington
Trenton
Lancaster
PhiladeL phia
Reading
Scranton
Yililkes-Barre-Hazelton
Cleveland District
Metropolitan Areas
Lexington
Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Springfield
Toledo
Erie
Pittsburgh
Iheeling-Steubenville




- 1

i-L

0

- 6

+11
+11
+12
+ 6
+ 9
+11
+11

+ 2
- U

- 2

- 2

I
+2k
+SU

+ 2
- 2
+10
.- 1
- 6
+ 8
-11

- 2
~ 3
—!
L
0
— 6
+ 1
-15

+ 7
-6

+io
+12

-20
- 8

-15
+ 1

+ 2

+11

11

- 1

+ 6

N. Y,
- 3
N.Y.- ,J.+ U
N. J,
- 2
N. Y,
- 1
- 1
- 1

+16
+2k
+ 2
-11
- 5

+ 2
+iU

+ 1
r- 1
-12
r~ 6
r- 1
+ 9

- 2

+11

+ 5
o
- 8
- 3
+ 6

+a

Mass,

- 2

+ 5
+ 9
+ 1

- 2

R. I,

Del,
N, J.
Pa.

k

: i

tio

+
+
+
+

7
6
i
t
2
3
9

+ 1

+ 6

4k2
4}19

+13
+ 1
r+ U
- 2
+12
r- ,
3
r+ 8

+11
- U
+ 3
+ 5
+21
+11
+ U

A
-^27
nlio
nfn
r+12

-U

—6
+2U
+ 7
+32
+27
+36

- 2

ZJL

+10

+13

t £

+
—
-

1
6
7
U
3
9
8
U

+23
+ 1
+ U
-13
- 6
+ 9
- 1
-5

+16
+ 6
r+10
420

W.Va.&0hio+7

+11

+29
—6
+19
0
+31
- 3
+27
+ 2
+21
+20

•25
+ l
- k
• 1
•1k
• 6
• 3
+ 8
+i
lt
+19

Ky.
Ohio

Pa.
i»

-

2

- 2

V

i l
r+35

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Page 2
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (continued)
Percentage change from corresponding
period a year ago
1/
(Based on retail dollar amounts) —
Week ending
Jan.1
Apr. 13 1 Apr. 20 | Apr. 27 May k
Mar.
+ 23
+_5
r+19
- 1
iil

Federal Reserve District,
Areaj and CityRichmond District
Metropolitan Areas
Washington
Downtown Washington
Baltimore
Downtown Baltimore
Richmond
Atlanta District
Metropolitan Areas
Birmingham
Jacksonville
Miami
Miami CityAtlanta
Augusta
New Orleans
Knoxville
Nashville
City
Tampa
Chicago District
Metropolitan Areas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee
St. Louis District
Metropolitan Areas
Little Rock
Louisville
St. Louis
Memphis
Minneapolis District
Metropolitan Areas
Mpls.-St. Paul
Mpls. and Suburbs
St. Paul
Cities
Duluth-Superior




D. C.
Md.
Va.

+
+
-

1
8
6
3
7

+ 7
+ 2
+33
+13
+1U

+22
+11
+27
+ 1
+ 7

+25
r+16
IM-13
r- 1
+lk

+ 5
- l
+11
- 5
- 3

r 2

til

r+20

r

0

+ 8

Ala.
Fla.

- b
- 7

Ga.

r 2
rl2
r 10
-7

+1U
+26
+ 23
+ 5
r+25
+32
+19
r+23

r+37

h
+ 8
r+ U
— 8
- 8
+12
-15
+ 8
r+28

+17
- 9
+ U
- 7
+ 1
-20

+3

+1U
+iU
+17
0
+30
+18
+2U
+11
+28

La#
Tenn.

-

%y.

Minn.
"
"

0

- 1

-13

+ 9

±13

+ 2

+1h

0
- 2
- 1
- 1

+ 6
+ 9
+10
+19

+15
+17
+ U
+23

0
+12

+3
-3

+10
+13
+ 21
+ 6

+ 9

+10

+ 6

+ 7

-

7
6
k
3

+ -5
+ 1
+10
+12

+20
- U
+10
+18

+
+
+

3
9
7
5

+ 3
+17
+ 8
- 6

±JL

Ark.
Mo.
Tenn.

+15

z A

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

- 3
- 1

Fla.

+ 1

+20

+_!

r+12

0
+ 2
- 6

+ 1
+10
-lit

+20
+22
+18

+7

+ 9
+ U

+13
+ 9
+ 21

- 6

+ 9

+14

+ 6

Minn.&Wis.+ 1

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WEEKLY DEPARTMENT STORE SALES - SELECTED CITIES AND AREAS (continued)
Federal Reserve District,
Area, and City-

Kansas City District
Metropolitan Areas
Denver
Topeka
Wichita
St. Joseph
Albuquerque
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
Cities
Joplin
Kansas City
Dallas District
Metropolitan Areas
Dallas
El Paso
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio
San Francisco District
Metropolitan Areas
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Westside Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco-Oakland
San Francisco City
.. Oakland
.
Portland
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma

Percentage change from corresponding
,y
- period a year ago
. on retail dollar amounts)
.Week ending
Mar
Apr. 13 I Apr. 20 I Apr. 27 I May h '
r+ 6
8
z l

Col.
Kans.

- h
-2
- 2
Mo,
-13
N. Mex. -12
Okla.
- 7
«
+ k
Mo.

~5

r~ 1
+20
:+lh
+ 7
-5

+ 3
- 7
r- 3
+13
—26
- 3
+ 3

+llt
+ 1
+16
+ 1
+ 3
0
+ 3

+32
+10

+ 3
+10
r+11
+13
+ 9
+ 2
+ 9

r-19
+ 9

+12
+ 1

~ 7
0
~h
-15
-21

+ U

!+ 6

-5

+ 9

z ±
Tex.

+ 1

+17

- 3
0

+11
+ 3
+ 9
-11
+ 6

i+7'
| +30
+25

- 2

-2
- 2
Calif.

- 1
+15
—18

-5
Ore. :
Utah
Wash.

+Uo

lA

0
- 3
0
-U
- l
- h

| +16

- 7
- 8
- 2

- 3
-3
- 5

- 2

+ 6
+11
+11
+ 6
+21
+15
+ 2
- 2

+ 5

-5

+ 3

r+_3
*

1
0
, - 9
+15
I a
+18
r+10
+ 3
+ 6

+ 7
- 3
+38
-22

+ 2
- 7
-11
+ 6
4-"2r
-11
- 3
- 2
- 2

+ h
-3
+ 9
- 6
: l
+ 6
— 2

+ 21
+ 8
+ 2
+ 1

-kevised.
*—Data not available.
1/ During April changes from a year ago reflect in part the fact thatTlast year
Easter was on April 1 while this year it was on April 21. For this reason it is
estimated that in comparison with last year an allowance should be made for an increase in sales of about 8 per cent for the month of April as a whole. These al-.
lowances apply to the figures for the United States.





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