While up year-over-year, production was down from April as hours worked declined. Total employment and number of women employed set new records.
An analysis of the latest data released from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) covering the preliminary May collision repair employment, hours worked and wages indicated production was up on a year-over-year basis but down from the previous month.
Overall, total collision repair industry employment in May was up 6.2% compared to May 2022 and production employment was up 6.6% versus the previous year.
The industry’s total production, which we define as the total