Iowa’s economy will likely continue to slog along in this recession during the new year, but Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says an upswing is expected within a few months.Dr. Goss doesn’t expect any significant upturn in the state’s economic picture until the second quarter of 2002. He says the situation will be going “sideways” for a while, not improving but also not getting any worse.Goss says most recessions in the U-S during the past century have lasted about 11 months.Over the past month, many Iowa retailers reported December sales up just one to two-percent from December of last year.