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. Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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.

Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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 InquirerCairo Today magazine, Middletown PressNew Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Mitchell 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.


Features by Mitchell Hartman

Does 5.1 percent = full employment?

Maybe not until we see employers bidding up wages.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report, full employment

Making sense of good job growth and stagnant wages

The Fed faces continuing employment recovery as it contemplates interest rates.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, employment, economic recovery
Robert Randolph and Devon Allman (right) perform during All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman at The Fox Theatre on January 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. This summer, Allman has been on tour for his new album, "Ragged & Dirty."

I've Always Wondered: 'The Travellin' Band'

How do bands decide which cities to play and which to pass on tour?
Posted In: musicians, tour, band
A trader is reflected in a market screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. Following a day of steep drops in global markets, the Dow Jones industrial average rallied early in the day only to fall more than 200 points

It's a contraction, not another Great Recession

Remember the epic fails of automakers, banks and mortgages all at once?
Posted In: stock market, Great Recession, China, US economy

Housing market is one upbeat note right now

The stock market meltdown could help drive down mortgage rates, economist says.
Posted In: housing prices, stock markets, homes

S&P launches Catholic Values Index

A new index will help investors pick stocks that adhere to Catholic values.
Posted In: Dow Jones, catholicism, socially responsible investments

Student debt goes up and up

With economic recovery, borrowing has risen for cars, homes, and credit card purchases.
Posted In: household debt, Federal Reserve, report
Google is restructuring itself with new company Alphabet.

What's next for Google … uh … Alphabet?

The conglomerate wants to change the world, one analyst says.
Posted In: Google, alphabet, search engines

Getting a break on back-to-school purchases

Many states offer short tax holidays, but it may be a modest spending season.
Posted In: back-to-school, back-to-school shopping, summer, sales tax
The July report from the Department of Labor is expected to show continued slow growth.

Summer slowdown for jobs

The Department of Labor's July report shows continued slow growth.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, labor


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