Flash Index http://peoriapublicradio.org en Index to Illinois economy down for third straight month http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/index-illinois-economy-down-third-straight-month <div>Reflecting a national slow-down, the Flash Index to the Illinois economy fell to 106-point-5 in April. The Flash Index has been declining ever since reaching a post-recession high in January of 107-point-2.</div><div> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:03:47 +0000 Jim Meadows 22702 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Index to Illinois economy down for third straight month 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