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No, it was not. The recession started in 2008, while 2007 was the year in which the DUP and Sinn Féin took charge. That was the peak, and, since then, for nine years, we have been slumping — a point already made by the leader of the SDLP.
Let us look at economic inactivity, which, the document states:
"remains stubbornly high at around 27 per cent".
Are you not ashamed? Some 27% of your people are economically inactive.