Mitchell Hartman is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Entrepreneurship Desk and also covers employment.

A veteran Marketplace reporter, he was hired in 1994 as an assistant producer on the Marketplace Morning Report, hosted that program in 1996 and 1997, and then served as commentary editor and features editor for all Marketplace productions.

Hartman left Marketplace in 2001 to move to Portland, Ore., where he served as editor of a statewide business magazine, Oregon Business, and was subsequently editor of Reed College’s alumni magazine. In 2008, Hartman returned to Marketplace to serve in his current position, filing reports from his bureau’s base at Oregon Public Broadcasting in his adopted hometown of Portland.

Since 2008, Hartman has produced a number of broadcast series, including, "Different States of Unemployment" (spring 2009) and "Help Not Wanted" (summer 2010).

He also traveled to Egypt to cover the Arab Spring. Hartman enjoys his work as a radio reporter because it provides him the opportunity to “ask impertinent questions and exercise my curiosity to the max.”

Before his career with American Public Media, Hartman worked in human rights and refugee advocacy for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). He has also worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cairo Today magazine, Middletown Press, New Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Hartman is a native of Teaneck, N.J., and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.

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Features by Mitchell Hartman

Unemployment rate falls

The jobs report for July

With steady job growth comes an improvement in job quality as well.
Posted In: jobs numbers

Bank of America will pay a $1.3 billion penalty

A refresher on Bank of America's role in the housing market crash.
Posted In: Bank of America, financial crisis, banking crisis

NLRB says McDonald's can be considered joint-employer

The ruling is a step forward for workers campaigning for $15 an hour in wages.
Posted In: McDonald's, Walmart, low wages

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar (yes, for more than $1)

The deal promises big cost-savings for both underperforming businesses.
Posted In: mergers, buyout, dollar store

Older workers struggle for cred in new economy

Workers over 55 are less likely to be laid off but more likely to stay unemployed.
Posted In: older workers, employment

July 4th is a big beer holiday

Beer sales have been flagging for the big breweries, although craft beers are soaring.
Posted In: Fourth of July, beer, craft beer
Unemployment rate falls

Jobs rise, unemployment falls... but the economy?

The economy is still not fully recovered in terms of jobs and wealth.
Posted In: Jobs, Economic health, recession

Quit your job! It proves the economy's getting better

After plummeting in the recession, the rate of voluntary job-quitting is slowly rising. But it's not high enough to show the job market is healthy, yet.
Posted In: quitting your job, unemployement
Brooklyn Supermarket

GDP fell, and is rising again

The U.S. economy contracted 2.9 percent in the first quarter. Severe winter weather drove the decline. Spring has been much rosier for the economy.
Posted In: GDP
Randall Stephenson

AT&T and DirecTV defend proposed mega-merger

AT&T and DirecTV argue for their deal despite worries about industry consolidation.
Posted In: AT&T, directv, merger

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