Overall index showing decline for the second straight month

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- Signs continue to point to a slowing economy in the nine state Mid America region.

Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss coordinates the monthly survey of business managers.

Goss says the managers they talk to are dealing with a number of issues.

Goss says job openings are shrinking.

The survey covers businesses in a nine state region from Minnesota and the Dakotas to Oklahoma and Arkansas.