The economy will emerge from the recession in the second half of the year, but growth will be a tepid 2% in 2010, a survey of 23 leading economists by BNA found. By comparison, the U.S. economy grew an average of 3.1% a year between 1995 and 2004.

With growth so slow, it won’t be able to put an end to unemployment, said the economists, who predict it will rise from 9.4% in May to 9.9% next year.

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