Production employment and hours increased in October compared to September. Largest monthly percentage increase compared to 2015.
An analysis of the latest data released from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), shows that total production for the collision repair industry was up in October versus the previous month and up from October 2015. Production exceeded the pre-recession peak of March 2008, setting a new record monthly high.
The industry’s total production, which we define as the total average weekly hours per month multiplied by the total number of production and non-supervisory workers employed each month, was