Report says state’s economy will slow
2012 job losses seen, followed by recovery
Massachusetts’ economy is expected to slow and the state is unlikely to reach pre-recession employment levels until mid-2014, according to a new forecast to be released today by the New England Economic Partnership. The darkening projections by the nonprofit forecasting group come on the heels of a state employment report that pleasantly surprised several economists because it showed solid job gains last month, nearly 11,000 spread across most sectors. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.3 percent. .