CBI Northern Ireland director Nigel Smyth said the problem of low pay could only be tackled in the long term
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Northern Ireland's poorest 'still struggle after downturn'

25 March 2014 Last updated at 18:21 GMT

The poorest people in Northern Ireland are continuing to struggle after the economic downturn, two reports suggest.

Research from the Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) uses official data to suggest that about one in six workers in NI are classed as low paid.

BBC News NI's Economics and Business Editor John Campbell reports.