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Midwest, Plains economic index drops again

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska economist says he sees signs that the regional recession will rival the 1981-82 recession for unemployment.

Professor Ernie Goss of Creighton University said the primary index from his Mid-America Economic Survey has plunged to its second record low in as many months. The November index hit 37.8 in November, down 2.1 percentage points from October.

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