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May 1 7 , 1946

• • •
\PEPART1E1IT STORE S A ^ , . BY CITIES
P e r c e n t a g e Chang a., f r o m C o r r e s p o n d i n g P e r i o d a Year. Ago

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

+18
Conn.
Mass.
"

R.I.
' .y_ .
N.J.
N.Y.

' Yfeek e n d i n g l /

Month of
March

A p r . 1 3 * A p r . 2 0 A p r . 27 I k y 4 May 11**

+ 8

+16
+10
+17
4" 5
+18

UNITED STATES
Boston D i s t r i c t
New Haven .
Boston
S p r i n g f i e Id
Providence

Jan.Feb.,

+ 1

+81

+78
+85
+ 4
+78
- * +88
- 3
+65
- 1 "

—

+26 '
+27
+23
+26
+22
+32

+15
+13
+ 3 "
+16
+ 7
+ 9

Philadelphia District
Philadelphia
Pa.

+19
+14

+ 6
+ 4

Cleveland D i s t r i c t
' Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Toledo
Pittsburgh

+ 6

Pa.

+17
+ 9
+21
+16
+19 ,
+ 9
+20

Richmond D i s t r i c t
Washington
Baltimore

D.C.
Md.

New York D i s t r i c t
Newark
Buffalo
New York
Rochester
Syracuse

Ohio

.

+15
+16
+14

Atlanta District
Birmingham
Miami
• Atlanta
New O r l e a n s
Nashville

• Ala.
Fla.
5a.
La.
Tenn.|

+19
+17
+24
+25
+17
+29

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

H I - :
Ind. i
Mich.
Wis.

+17
+20
+14
+ 7
+19




+11
+ 4
+ 6
- 2
' . +15
+ 2
0
+ 2

+89 '
+99
+63
+96
+60
+67

•

|

+94
+92

+80
+57
+84
+70 '
+63
+53
+109 .

,

+26

+29,.

*+3S

+44
+63
+37
+44
+67

+17
+26
+18
+17
+16

+23
' +22"
+25 '
+17
+22

+38
+32
+40
+34
+35

+50
-.+46
+61
• +48
+65
+68'

+30
+28
+27
+30
+36
+37

r+38
+31
+31
r+42
+24
+34

+54
' +4 9
+41
+58.
+42
+42

+44
+46.

r+20
r+18

+27
+24

+47
+48

+25 : +29
+15 r + 2 1
+38 r + 2 4
+24 r+29
+30
+29
+15
+17
+25
+35

+40
+35
+40
+48
+35
+22
+40

+14
+12
+15

+22
+21
+24

+34
+25
+48

r+24
. +23
r+35
r+12
+31
' +35

• +39

+57
+50
. +59
+57
+60
+52
+58

+81
+72
+100

+52
+58
+42

+13
+17
- 2
+20

+76
+71
+67
+93
+83
+75

+54
+57
+63
+54
+54
+64

+ 9
+12
+ 4
+ 7
+12

+84
+95
+81
+67
J +103

+53
+53
+39
+55
+59

+ 7
~

.

+51

+31
. +29
, +40.
+38
+16/
+34

+29 r+29
+25
+25
+23
+22
+36 . +30
+38
+38

+45
+35
+35
+106

.

+33
+19
+16
+51
+50

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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

Feb.

Week ending l /
Month of
March Apr .13* Apr .20 Apr.27 May 4 May 11**

Ark.
Ky. '
Jio.
Term.

+19
+15
+19
+18
+21

+10
+ 4
+11
+12
+10

Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
Minneapolis
S t . Paul
"&Wis .
Duluth-Su'peri or

+23
+24
+20
+ 9

+13
+1S
+ 9
- 4

+18
+21
+10
+17
+30
+15
+11

+ 7
+14"
0
+ 5
+13
- 1
+ 5

+50
+76
+52
+55
+76
+54
+53

+51
?70
+49
+41
+65
+41
+47

+23
+29
+18
+18
+30
+13
+29

+26
+34
+ 10
+46
+26
+11
+21

+37
714
+31
+38
+34
+25
+29

+21
^8
+13
+19
+27

+14
+19
+ 3
+17
+18

+80
+78~
+62
+101
+81

+61
?56
+62
+101
+55

+20
729
+19
+ 3
+21

r+33
^42
+20
+33
+32

+54
+26*
+38
+44

+15
' +17~
+ S
+ 9
+ S
+23
+ 5

' + 7
+12"
- 1
+ 1
+ 8
+22
+ 2

+75
+9CT
+76
+66
. +75
+60
+48

+47
T55
+42
+41
+30
+62
+35

+27 r+24
?sT
+21
+15
+27
+17- +20
+21
+28
+32
+30
+25
+19

rt-30
724
+46
+27
+52
+43
+18

S t . Louis d i s t r i c t
L i t t l e Rock '
Louisville
S t . Louis
Memphis

Kansas C i t v D i s t r i c t
Colo.
Denver
Kans.
Wichita
Kansas C i t y
"&Ko.
' S t . Joseph
Ho.
Oklahoma C i t y
Okla.
Tuls a
Dallas D i s t r i c t
Dallas

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Tex.

F o r t Worth
San Antonio
San F r a n c i s c o D i s t r i c t
Calif.
L o s A n g e l e s .area
. Oakland
San F r a n c i s c o
Ore .
Portland
S a l t Lake C i t y
Utah
Seattle
Wash.

+74
+113
+73
+55
+81

'

+45
+46
+36
+46
+42

+50
+23
+30
+52
+28

r+25
+22
r+16
+29
+21

+44 '
+29
+41
+49
+39

„,-(Hot a v a i l a b l e f o r p u b l i c a t i o n )

***

r—Revised.
1 / During March and A p r i l changes from a y e a r ago r e f l e c t i n p a r t t h e f a c t t h a t l a s t
y e a r E a s t e r was on A p r i l 1 w h i l e t h i s y e a r i t was on A p r i l 2 1 . For t h i s r e a s o n
i t i s e s t i m a t e d t h a t i n comparison w i t h l a s t y e a r allowance should be made f o r
a d e c r e a s e i n s a l e s of about 7 per c e n t f o r t h e month of Llarc.h as a whole and
f o r a corresponding- i n c r e a s e f o r t h e month of A p r i l as a w h o l e .
* In u s i n g y e a r - a g o comparisons f o r t h i s week an a l l o w a n c e should be made, i n
a d d i t i o n t o t h a t made f o r t h e d i f f e r i n g d a t e s of E a c b e r , f o r t h e f a c t t h a t l a s t
y e a r many s t o r e s were c l o s e d on e i t h e r a l l or a p a r t of S a t u r d a y , A p r i l 14, a
1
day of mourning f o r P r e s i d e n t R o o s e v e l t .
**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 l a s t y e a r
many s t o r e s were c l o s e d on May 8 , f o r V-E day c e l e b r a t i o n s .
***Data n o t a v a i l a b l e .





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