[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/26/art.cantor.gi.jpg caption="Eric Cantor was quick to respond to Friday's unemployment numbers."]Washington (CNN) - The fastest reaction to Friday morning's release of the March unemployment report appears to go to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor.
The No. 2 House Republican sent out an e-mail response less than five minutes after the Labor Department released the jobs report.
"Any report showing that the economy added jobs is clearly a better alternative to one showing that it lost more jobs. Yet we must set our sights higher, our goals larger, and our actions bolder. Americans deserve far more than the up and down, roller coaster like unemployment reports of the past few months," said Cantor. "We must work to move beyond this uncertainty by creating a sustained period of real job creation, and that can only start once Washington stops actively impeding economic growth."
Coming in second, according to our informal count here at CNN, was Democratic National Committee Brad Woodhouse, who touted the unemployment report.
The Labor Department says the nation's jobless rate remained unchanged in March, at 9.7 percent. The report also showed 162,000 jobs were created in March, only the third month since the start of 2008 that employers did not cut payrolls. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com had forecast a gain of 184,000 jobs