Top economic forecasters surprised by poor 2009 economic performance

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The two Morgan Stanley economists who beat 50 other forecasters in guessing how bad 2009 would be did it by predicting soaring unemployment—though even they didn’t see it hitting 10%—and a U.S. economy that would start sputtering back to life by the end of the year.

All the survey economists, to some degree, were blindsided by the depth of the recession.

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