New England Economic Partnership http://wamc.org en Economists Predict Sluggish Growth in New Report http://wamc.org/post/economists-predict-sluggish-growth-new-report <p>A new&nbsp; four-year economic forecast released by the New England Economic Partnership is predicting sluggish economic growth throughout New England.<br><br>The New England Economic Partnership is predicting that Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will have the strongest economies among the six New England states, but most in the region will not return to pre-recession employment levels until 2015.&nbsp; Vermont Economy Newsletter Publisher and Economist Dick Heaps says the forecast is no surprise.<br> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53414 at http://wamc.org Economists Predict Sluggish Growth in New Report Forecast Sees Slow Economic Growth in New England http://wamc.org/post/forecast-sees-slow-economic-growth-new-england <p>A new report predicts continued sluggish economic growth in New England and cautions that most states in the region will not return to pre-recession employment levels until 2015.<br><br>The four-year forecast released Wednesday by the New England Economic Partnership says Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will have the strongest economies in the six-state region, while Rhode Island will continue to experience the highest unemployment.<br><br>The economists said Maine and Connecticut will also struggle to reach pre-recession jobs levels before the end of 2016.<br> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53375 at http://wamc.org Forecast Sees Slow Economic Growth in New England