By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Good news for parents: Millennials in their early 20s found work in January.

The unemployment rate for workers ages 20 to 24 dropped more than a full percentage point to 8.2 percent last month. That's the lowest level since June 2007 and a vast improvement over the double-digit jobless rates that stretched from the Great Recession through 2014.

Men have some catching up to do, though: While the unemployment rate for women in their early 20s was 7.3 percent, the rate for men in the same age range was notably higher at 9 percent.

Unemployment rates also fell for Latinos and Asians. Rates rose slightly for black Americans, seniors and those without high school diplomas.

Overall, U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs last month, a deceleration from recent months. The overall unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent from 5 percent.

The data for various demographic groups came from a survey of households that is part of the Labor Department's monthly jobs report. Unemployment rate by group:(Numbers in percentages)January 2016December 2015January 2015White4.34.54.9Black8.88.310.3Asian* or Latino ethnicity** men4.54.75.3Adult women4.54.45.0Teenagers16.016.118.920-24 years old8.29.49.725-54 years old4.24.34.855 and over3.73.24.2Veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan* high school diploma7.46.78.6High school graduate5.35.65.4Some college4.24.15.2College graduate2.52.52.8Duration of Unemployment:Average length (weeks)28.927.632.0Jobless 6 months or more (pct.)26.926.331.3* Not seasonally adjusted**Includes all racesSource: Labor Department

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