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Economic Growth Forecast

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Steven Bartholow, SANTEE PATCH

Friday, December 16, 2011

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San Diego will gain 21,000 jobs in 2012, but the unemployment rate will fall only slightly to 9.8 percent because people who haven't been looking for work in recent months -- and aren't counted in current jobless statistics -- are expected to return to the labor force, according to the report.
The numbers gain will still bring the region only a little more than halfway toward recovering the number of jobs lost in the recession, the authors said.