Production was down in August versus both 2017 and the previous month. Production hourly wage up over 3 percent versus previous year.
An analysis of the latest data released from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), shows that collision repair industry production in August was down compared to both last year and July. Production remains below the record levels it had achieved in June 2017.
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 7.43 million