When it comes to searching for a new job, millennials are proving to be more motivated than their older peers, new research shows.

A study by the hourly employment network Snagajob revealed that millennials, once accused of being the laziest generation ever, are more ambitious in their job searches, re-engage in the process at a faster rate and apply for more jobs compared to older job seekers. Over the past year, younger job seekers increased their job application volume by 6 percent, compared with workers over age 45, who applied for 9 percent fewer jobs.