New numbers from the state employment security department show the local jobless rate estimated at 7 percent in September, down from 7.6 percent in August.
Statewide unemployment was at 8.5 percent in September.
Elizabeth Court, a regional economist with the state Employment Security Department, says it's good for everyone when unemployment is low.
She says the 7 percent jobless rate is a big improvement compared to the winter of 2010, when unemployment in Whatcom County was above 10 percent.
Most of the recent job growth has been in the private sector, which added 31 hundred local jobs over the last year.
Goods producing jobs including construction saw the biggest increase with 900 new jobs.
Leisure and hospitality jobs were up by 600 over last year, while government jobs increased by only 200.