Enter the total number of vacancies and the total number of open units/positions into the Vacancy Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Vacancy Rate. 

Vacancy Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Vacancy Rate.

VR = #V / #OU * 100

  • Where VR is the Vacancy Rate (%)
  • #V is the total number of vacancies 
  • #OU is the total number of open units/positions 

How to Calculate Vacancy Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Vacancy Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total number of vacancies. 
    • The total number of vacancies is given as: 50.
  2. Next, determine the total number of open units/positions. 
    • The total number of open units/positions is provided as: 300.
  3. Finally, calculate the Vacancy Rate using the equation above: 

VR = #V / #OU * 100

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

VR = 50 / 300 * 100 = 16.66 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total number of vacancies = 60

total number of open units/positions = 500

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

VR = #V / #OU * 100 = ?