The medical-vocational guidelines address the question of whether work exists in the
national economy in significant numbers considering the claimant’s RFC and vocational
factors of age, education, and past work experience. When a medical-vocational rule
directs a determination of not disabled, work exists in significant numbers in the
national economy to which the claimant can adjust.
When we published the medical-vocational rules, we were able to identify approximately:
200 unskilled sedentary occupations;
1600 unskilled sedentary and light occupations; and
2500 unskilled sedentary, light, and medium occupations.
in our national economy.
NOTE: Each unskilled occupation represents numerous jobs in the national economy.