A vocational expert told a judge he could find work in nut sorter, egg processor and dowel inspector jobs. Jobs virtually no longer exist in the United States, expert said. Judge denied him benefits but said he had “job opportunities” in nearly obsolete occupations. The vast majority of the 12,700 entries in Social Security’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles were last updated in 1977. The dictionary remains the backbone of a $200 billion disability system that provides benefits to 15 million people. Most of these occupations were offshored, outsourced, and shifted to skilled work decades ago.
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