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Numbers don't lie

In a first, millennials make up the largest share of the U.S. workforce

With the economy finally on the mend, millennials are finding it easier and easier to find steady employment. As a result, a generation whose members are oft-maligned as lazy, jaded freeloaders now makes up a larger share of the U.S. workforce than any other generation, according to a new Pew report.

At roughly 53.5 million and counting, the millennial workforce just edges out the 52.7 million-strong Generation X contingent in the U.S. And as Pew notes, a disproportionate influx of young immigrants, coupled with a stream of school-aged millennials yet to seek jobs, should lead to millennials rapidly encompassing an even larger share of the overall workforce.

Cue the trend pieces.