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UCLA Anderson Forecast Predicts Dark California Future

Economists are predicting a couple of grim years for California.

The quarterly UCLA Anderson Forecast released this morning says the failure of California legislators to enact spending reductions hammered out during budget negotiations will place a drag on the state’s economic recovery. Growth will be stalled as deferred job cuts are enacted to plug a still-gaping deficit.

The report says California’s unemployment rate will reach a high of 12.7 percent this quarter and will not dip into single digits until 2012.

Reported by bill.johnson@mlode.com