USA Today (03/12/12) Paul Davidson
Job prospects for younger workers are improving. In February, jobs for 25-to-34-year-olds rose by 116,000 to 30.5 million. The unemployment rate for these workers declined from 9% in January to 8.7% in February, the lowest level since January 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Meanwhile, the employment-to-population ratio for these workers rose from 74.5% to 74.7%.