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Click on your county to discover the number of direct, indirect and multiplier jobs created as a result of the introduction of the reduced VAT rate of 9% in July 2011 in the Food, Tourism and Hospitality sectors.

The national figures for each section have been apportioned for each county using the population of each county as a percentage of the total national population. Direct employment refers to the employment directly provided in the Accommodation & Food Services sector. Indirect employment refers to the jobs supported by the jobs in the Accommodation & Food Services sector. All figures outline the level of employment in the sector in Q1 2016 and its contribution to the Exchequer; and the change in employment between Q2 2011 and Q1 2016, and its contribution to the Exchequer.