Projections analysts are experts at delivering informed predictions on the future of work. In the post-Covid era, the ability to illuminate future workforce dynamics may depend on a variety of different tools for understanding the present. The field of sociology specializes in such toolsets. In this pre-Summit program, Jeff Rosenthal, senior labor market analyst for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, draws from his training as a sociologist to offer analysts useful frameworks for evaluating emerging labor market dynamics. In this session, Jeff will use current labor market news headlines and op-eds to show how sociology’s tools and frameworks can sharpen analysts’ thinking –even in times of economic disruption and uncertainty.