Gains in both production employees and hours worked drive significant improvement compared to July and August 2014. Production employment at record levels.
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 auto body repair industry was up in August compared to July and over August 2014.
The improved result comes after a decline in July as well as declines in March and April that had followed three straight monthly increases during the winter driving season.
The industry’s total production, which we define as the total