Wayne Pate of S& S Concrete sets up concrete forms outside the new Fisher Elementary School Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Lynden. During the first quarter of 2017, Whatcom County posted a big increase in construction jobs, which tends to pay a higher wage than many industries.
Wayne Pate of S& S Concrete sets up concrete forms outside the new Fisher Elementary School Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Lynden. During the first quarter of 2017, Whatcom County posted a big increase in construction jobs, which tends to pay a higher wage than many industries. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Wayne Pate of S& S Concrete sets up concrete forms outside the new Fisher Elementary School Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Lynden. During the first quarter of 2017, Whatcom County posted a big increase in construction jobs, which tends to pay a higher wage than many industries. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Whatcom County wages jumped in the first few months of 2017

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