Production was down in September versus both 2017 and the previous month. Production hourly wage up nearly 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 September was down compared to both last year and August. 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 7.42 million