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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in March to 6.3 percent, according to a new report from the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The jobless rate fell three-tenths of one percent from the adjusted February reading of 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent.

Tennessee’s jobless rate has remained essentially unchanged for the past year, hovering around 6.5 percent. During the same period, the national rate fell more than one full percentage point.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Just in time for tax day the personal finance website Wallethub.com is out with a report on how well your tax dollars are being spent.

Wallethub looked at dozens of factors to determine which states provide tax payers with the most public sector bang for the buck.

Tennessee scored surprisingly high, checking in at sixth on the list of the states providing taxpayers with the best return on their investment.

MTSU’s 2015 Death Scene Investigation Workshop, set Wednesday, April 22, wants to help the people who examine highly dangerous sites of deaths stay safe while they do their jobs.

The free workshop, called “Death Scene Investigation: Know Your Risks,” is presented by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education and will be held in the Student Union Ballroom. A searchable campus map with parking details is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.

Mechatronics engineering has become one of the newest and hottest MTSU programs in two years’ time. Now, it just got hotter.

A three-year, $614,172 grant from the National Science Foundation to MTSU for scholarships will help mechatronics engineering expand even faster.

The focus of this award is to increase numbers, diversity, retention and graduation rates of students graduating from MTSU with a mechatronics engineering degree.

Professional interior designers-in-training at MTSU are ready to display what they’ve learned about creating viable work and living spaces.  

The 2015 Interior Design Student Showcase, presented by the MTSU student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, is slated for 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in the McWherter Learning Resources Center. This event is free and open to the public. For a campus parking map, go to http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.

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