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BOARD OF GOVERNORS^. OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
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May 7, 1^48
DEPARTMENT STORE SALES, BY CITIES
Percentage Change from Corresponding Period a Year Ago

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Week* ending 1 /
Janv-' Month p f
Federal Reserve..- district
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Apr . 3 Apr .lO^Apr Vl7 |Apr.-24 May 1
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,UNITED STATES '
Boston District
New Havefa
Boston , .
Springfield
Providence

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Philadelphia District
Philadelphia
Cleveland District
Akron
Cincinnati
Cleveland
ColumbusToledo *
Pittsburgh
Richmond Di's'trici'1
Washington
Baltimore

Chicago District
Chicago
'
Indianapolis
Detroit
Milwaukee

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New York District
Newark
Buffalo
:N6w York
Rochester
Syracuse

Atlanta District
Birmingham
Miami
Atlanta
New Orleans
Nashville

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. Mass.
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DEPARTMENT STORE SAlfeSj, BY CITIES (Continued)
Percentage Change :fro&:£c%t*espohding Period a Year Ago

Federal Reserve.distpic^
and city - ^
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St. Louis District" ''
Little Rock
Ark.
-Ky.
Louisville
•Mo.
St. Louis
#hn.
Memphis
Minneanolisr District
Minneapolis
St. Paul
Duluth-Superior
Kansas City .District
Denver
Wichita
Kansas City
St. Joseph
Oklahoma City
Tulsa^f..'
Dallas District
~ Dallas
Fort Worth
Houston San Antonio

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Colo .
Kans.
Mo.
Okla.

Tex.

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Week ending-I/ •

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Apr.. 3 Apf .10 APET£71Apr.24 May l

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+19
- 2
,
+19
+11
+ 8
+ 9
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- 2
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+23
+ 7
+19

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+ 6
+ 9
+ 9

+ 8
+23
+ 8
. +16

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+ 6

+ 6
+11
+ 3
+10

+ 5
+19

17
+ 4
+ 5
+ 9
+ 4
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San Francisco District
+_5
+_2
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=14
7
+! 6
+ 2
•+ 3
0
0
Los Angeles Area
Calif. '
-15
+12
+13
Oakland ..
+ 2
+ 1 2 i ' +-3
+ 9
+ 3
- 2
-21
San Fratidisco
+ 8
" +16
+18 * + 6
+11
+24
- 2
Ore •
Portland \
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+ 7
'+31
Utah
+ 3
+33
Salt Lake City
- 5
+ 2
+ 5
+11
+14
+ 2
Wash.
-15
Seattle ^.
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l/. During March and Apr^Vchanges from a year ago reflect in part the fact that'last
year.-Easter was on;April 6 while this year it was on March 28, For this'reason
it is estimated that in comparison with last $ear allowance should be niiade 'for'
an increase in sales of about 1 per cent for the month of March as a whole
and for a corresponding decrease for the month of April as a whole.
* Data not, available.
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