By The Associated PressWASHINGTON (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 2015White22.214.171.124Black8.88.310.3Asian*3.74.04.0Hispanic or Latino ethnicity**126.96.36.199Adult men188.8.131.52Adult women184.108.40.206Teenagers16.016.118.920-24 years old220.127.116.115-54 years old18.104.22.1685 and over22.214.171.124Veterans of Iraq/Afghanistan*126.96.36.199No high school diploma188.8.131.52High school graduate184.108.40.206Some college220.127.116.11College graduate18.104.22.168Duration 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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