• Short Summary

    The continuing civil strife in Northern Ireland, causing damage on a huge scale to business property in Belfast and Londonderry, has turned attention to the worsening problems of unemployment and lack of business confidence.

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    The continuing civil strife in Northern Ireland, causing damage on a huge scale to business property in Belfast and Londonderry, has turned attention to the worsening problems of unemployment and lack of business confidence.

    One of ten workers is now without a job in the Province, the total at 45,500 being 8000 more than it was a year ago. Forty-three companies of various types have been seriously damaged during the year, and thirteen have so far not been able to re-start production.

    There is space for growth in Ulster. Many millions have been spent in bringing in some of the biggest industrial combines, but until the violence stops, major projects cannot easily forge ahead.

    SYNOPSIS: The civil strife in Northern Ireland, causing damage on a huge scale to business property in the two major cities, has turned attention to the worsening problems of unemployment and lack of business confidence. One in ten is now without a job in the British Province. The total at 45,500 being 8000 more than it was a year ago. Nor is this the only problem for the jobseeker Many family men with no special skills are offered wages which are much less than they'd get on the dole.

    Shops in Belfast's city centre have been finding it difficult to get staff, despite unemployment. Neither workers nor shoppers are happy in the explosion prone centre of Belfast. Customers prefer to shop in the suburbs. The only heartening signs on the employment scenes is that the number of school leavers out of work has not increased a great deal in a year. Some wage levels too are catching up with thereat of the United Kingdom.

    Businessmen however are increasingly pessimistic about the future because of the violence. Forty-three manufacturing companies of various types have been seriously damaged during the past year. Yet there's space for growth in Ulster. Many millions have been spent in bringing in some of the biggest industrial combines, to improve long-term projects. But until the violence stops, major projects can't easily forge ahead.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3AKK7B57H4AHK2VA9SETBWDCW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3AKK7B57H4AHK2VA9SETBWDCW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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