From expert prof to recent grad, Fox 11 jobs story has UW-Green Bay ties

There were UW-Green Bay ties aplenty in a Thursday (July 3) jobs story from Fox 11 News. Reporter Bill Miston interviewed Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein for the economist’s perspective on the most recent federal and state employment numbers, and also talked to May 2014 Business Administration grad Alex Tilton, now employed at Green Bay’s Breakthrough Fuel. That company, of course, was founded and is run by CEO Craig Dickman, who serves on the UW-Green Bay Chancellor’s Council of Trustees. Tilton’s job is one of roughly 67,000 recently added in the scientific or consulting services sector, part of some 288,000 jobs total, according to the latest monthly federal numbers. And while many view the latest stats as good news, Nesslein offered additional context on the figures during his interview. “The true measure of unemployment — in a broader sense — is more like over 13 percent,” Nesslein said, referencing the inclusion of individuals who have stopped looking for jobs. “(The) thing that was announced is a rather narrow measure. And most economists — liberal and conservative — would agree this broader measure is relevant.” Full story.