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Coronavirus toll: More pain to come, warns expert after 9,600 jobs lost in NI

Long-term problems 'will return to haunt NI economy after furlough scheme ends'

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Stunned: The Larne Caterpillar plant will see 700 job losses

Stunned: The Larne Caterpillar plant will see 700 job losses

Stunned: The Larne Caterpillar plant will see 700 job losses

Northern Ireland has more job losses ahead of it than behind as it faces into its worst recession in a century, a leading economist has warned.

A report by the Government found there had been a record-breaking 9,600 redundancies here in the past 12 months.

As rising coronavirus infections resulted in further restrictions imposed by the Executive, October became the worst month of the year for redundancies, with 1,220 confirmed and 820 proposed.


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