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Flash Index Rises To 106.3 in September

Oct 1, 2014

The Flash Index to the Illinois economy rose to 106.3 in September, up from an even 106.0 the month before.

Economist J. Fred Giertz with the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs says the Flash has hovered between 106.0 and 106.8 for the past eight months, reflecting a slower rate of economic growth than many would like.

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.