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May 2, 1947

'. DEPARTMENT iSTORE SAIiES,"£Y CITIES" '
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. Percentage.. Change from' Corresponding Period a Year Ago

UNITED STATES

New.. York D i s t r i c t '
.Newark '
Buffalo/ '
'New York
Rochester
Syracuse '

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W j ;
"HI 3 •
14-

Conn.
Mass.
R. I .
N. J .
N. Y.

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Philadelphia D i s t r i c t
-Philadelphia
P^ »
Cleveland D i s t r i c t
Akron 2/
Cincinnati
Cleveland 2/
.Columbus"
Toledo
Pittsburgh

Pa.

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

'D C .
Md'»

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Ohio

1 4
413
re
+ 7,
*14
•$15
+25

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p+12

. +10

+17

- 6

-.6

p+15
+ 7
+21
+ 9
+ 6

+19
- 9
• ~
+29" ' - ^ 9 ,
+18
+26
5
+16 • +23
-13
• +10- . +16
-20

-11

+20

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+
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+

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+19
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- 4 . - +37
+12
-23.
-18 ;.*+8-

+ 8
7
.-. 5 f 6 ;-t 2 •715
+ 4
1 . +.20
8. .+ 6
— 6 r+
5
1
+18
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+
5 , +33
+ 2

+10
•715*
4 . • +26
+ 7
4
6
+15
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+11
+3T
+ 7
+12'
+10
+ 9

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+16
+ir

+14
+15"

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t 7
+12 •
4-11
+ 9
+12
W6 *

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+T
+11
+ 9
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+12
+15 "
+11. -

+ 2
+19
' +21
- 7
re 7
+ 8
+47
720
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+ 8
+ 6
+24
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+15
+17
-10
- 9
- 4
+ 6
+31 ' . - 1 4 - . -12 , +15
+ 5 . ., +12" •- - 3 ' r - 1 3 •: • +15
+21
+ 6
+16
-12
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+ 9

+10 . +13
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+10 , +14

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Atlanta D i s t r i c t
Birmingham
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Atlanta
New Orleans
Nashville

Ala.
. ' • Fla. ••
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Ga. . .
La.
Tenn..

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t 3
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+ 3'
+10
+ 2 . .'

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

111.
Ind.
Mich.
Wis.

+13
+31
+ 9
+14
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Month of
Jan*.: Feb. ; . March War#29 Apr. 5 Apr'.12 Apr.19
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Federal Reserve d i s t r i c t
and c i t y

Boston D i s t r i c t
New Haven
Boston
Springfield
Providence

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4

+ 5
+ 4

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+17
+1.9: - 3
+31 ... +28'
+ 6
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+14
r-12
+19.
, +24; . +26
- 8
- 8
+ 3 .
+•5
+20
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+ 8
+11

+ 4
+ 6
+10
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716
+17
+39
+13

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+ 4
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DEPARTMENT STORE SALES, - BY CITIES (Continued)
Percentage Change from Corresponding Period a Year Ago
Federal Reserve d i s t r i c t .
and c i t y • — ..
S t . Louis D i s t r i c t
L i t t l e Rock
;
Louisville
• S t . Louis
•
Memphis

. Kansas. City D i s t r i c t
Denver
Wichita
Kansas'- City •
S t . Joseph
Oklahoma City
Tulsa
iDallas D i s t r i c t
Dallas
, Fort Worth Houston
San Antonio :

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"&Mo..
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• Okla. -

Tex.
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+17
+15
+23
+12

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San Francisco D i s t r i c t
Los Angeles Area
Calif.
Oakland
1"1
San Francisco
.T Portland - Ore.
Salt'Lake City
Utah
Seattle
Wash .•

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Ky. Mo ;
Tenn.

Minneapolis D i s t r i c t
' Minneapolis
• S t . Paul
Duluth-Superior
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Week ending l /
Month of
March Mar.29 Apr. 5 Apr.12 Apr.19 Apr.26

Jan . Feb. ^

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P+ 9
p+13
+12
+ 5
+17
+ 7
+1?
+13

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714
-20
+15 • - -+11 . - 1
+20
+17
- 3
+10 . +18
- 7

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+16
+21
• +14
' + 7
+25
~ + 9
+15

t 8
+20
-'4
+ 7
+ 4
+ 5
+ 7

+12
+21
- 1
+14
+ 9
+ .4
+ 5

+20
+29
+ 9
+20
+15
+18
+ 8

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+ 7
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-+ 9

+ 7+ 1
+ 4
+20
+ 8

+16
+14
+13
+23
+18.

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+11
+24
r- 9
-18
+25
- 6
- 2
+29
+35
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+16.
+17

+24
+21

+13'
+11
+ 9
+18 '

+25
+21
+20
+27

r+13
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+11
r+ 7
+18
+15
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P^15
+15
+ 9
+14
+12
P+ 9
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+15
+ 8
+13
+16
+ 6

- 7
+41.
-17 .
-11
- 8
- 8
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- 4
- 6
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6
2
3
8

- 9
-23 '
0
-16
—13
-13

- 8
- 8
-14
- 2
- 7 ..
-16

+14
+25
+ 6
+21
+ 2
+16
+ 5
+ 7
+ 4
+13
+ 4
+ 5
r+ 9
+ 6
+ 6
+11
+18
+ 2

• r—Revised.
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* Data not a v a i l a b l e
l / During March and April changes' from a ye&r ago r e f l e c t i n p a r t the f a c t t h a i l a s t
year Easter was on April j21, while t h i s year i t was on April 6 . For t h i s reason
i t i s estimated t h a t i n comparison with l a s t year allowance should be made f o r
an increase i n s a l e s of about 3 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.
2 / Sales i n the week ending Mdrch 29, 1947 wer§ retlticed because of heavy show storms•
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