Where the job market is headed

A CNNMoney.com survey of economist forecasts for major economic indicators of the job market.

Economist Job gain, 11/2010 Private-sector job gain, 11/2010 Unemployment rate, 11/2010 Unemployment rate, 12/2010 Unemployment rate, 12/2012
Asha Bangalore Northern Trust 150K 150K 9.8% 9.9% 8.8%
Bernard Baumohl Economic Outlook Group 235K 245K 9.7% 9.8% 8.5%
David Berson PMI Group 155K 185K 9.7% 9.8% 8.9%
David Crowe Nat. Assoc. of Home Builders 100K 90K 9.7% 9.7% 9.4%
David Wyss Standard and Poor's 150K 135K 9.6% 9.6% 9.2%
Dean Maki Barclays Capital 170K 185K 9.5% 9.5% 8.3%
Diane Swonk Mesirow Financial 170K 180K 9.7% 9.7%
Kurt Karl Swiss Re 175K 175K 9.5% 9.5% 8.7%
Lyle Gramley Mortgage Brokers Association 150K 175K 9.7% 9.7% 9.5%
Lynn Reaser Point Loma Nazarene University 145K 155K 9.6% 9.5% 9.2%
Mark Zandi Moody's Analytics 160K 180K 9.7% 9.7% 9.6%
Michael Brown Wells Fargo 130K 135K 9.6% 9.7% 9.5%
Neil Dutta Bank of America-Merrill Lynch 125K 150K 9.6% 9.6% 9.5%
Paul Ashworth Capitol Economics 130K 140K 9.6% 9.6% 9.5%
Paul Ballew Nationwide 125K 130K 9.6% 9.6% 8.7%
Robert Brusca FAO Economics 210K 220K 9.5% 9.5% 8.4%
Sean Snaith Univ. of Central Florida 137K 144K 9.7% 9.7% 9.4%
Stuart Hoffman PNC Financial Services Group 200K 210K 9.5% 9.4% 9%
Susan Sterne Economic Analysis Associates 210K 200K 9.6% 9.6% 8.1%

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