Flash Index http://peoriapublicradio.org en State economic index shows improvement http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-economic-index-shows-improvement <p></p><div>The rising Flash Index shows a continually improving economy in Illinois. But the University of Illinois economist who compiles the Index says the state has not seen a corresponding fall in unemployment. &nbsp;Fred Giertz with the U of I’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs says that at 9.8 percent in June, the Illinois unemployment rate has fallen more than two percentage points since its peak in early 2010. But he says it should have fallen more.</div><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:14:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano 9782 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State economic index shows improvement