Memphis, Tennessee (Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023) — The Greater Memphis Economic Research Group (GMERG) of the Greater Memphis Chamber released its October 2023 Jobs Brief today.

Some of the key findings of the report:blog.memphischamber.comhubfsBlog Headers (3)

  • After robust growth in September, the number of jobs in Greater Memphis decreased by 0.3% (1,700 jobs) to a total of 663,300 jobs in October.
  • Greater Memphis' local employment estimate for October 2023 is 7,000 jobs (1.1%) above its pre-pandemic jobs record.
  • Most of the Information leads local job growth for the month with a 1.3% increase, followed by a 1.0% increase in Other (Personal) Services. Year-over-year, the Other Services sector is experiencing growth by +3.8% which signals a return to consumer investment in personal services previously sacrificed to other obligations.

Read the Greater Memphis October 2023 Jobs Brief here. Find this and other GMERG reports at

About the Greater Memphis Economic Research Group: The Greater Memphis Economic Research Group (GMERG, pronounced “G-merge”) was launched by the Greater Memphis Chamber in 2021 to provide the economic research and insights crucial to growing Greater Memphis and its businesses. GMERG produces a variety of reports throughout the year. To learn more, visit GMERG’s webpage.