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Economic surge in Mass. predicted for 2014

The Massachusetts economy is expected to grow slowly before accelerating in early 2014, benefiting from a boost from an unexpected sector — manufacturing — according to an economic forecast released Wednesday by a group of regional economists.

Although Massachusetts is in the midst of a slowdown in hiring, the five-year forecast by the New England Economic Partnership shows the state’s economy adding jobs at a significant pace beginning next year. Employers will add about 30,000 jobs this year, about 50,000 next year, and more than 70,000 in 2015, according to the forecast.

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