Production employment increased to level last seen in February 2020 prior to pandemic. Hours worked above 2019 average. Number of women employees sets new record.
An analysis of the latest data released from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) covering the preliminary December employment, hours worked and wages indicated growth on both a year-over-year basis and versus the previous month.
Overall, total collision repair industry employment in December was up 12.7% compared to December 2020 that was impacted by the pandemic.
The industry’s total production, which we define as the total average weekly hours per month