It's all anecdotal evidence, but ask an Uber driver what they did before they started driving and many will tell you they were unemployed or working part-time jobs. According to Uber, the company says "at our current rate, Uber is responsible for directly creating 20,000 new jobs per month and powering billions in economic impact in cities around the world."
More impressive, these new jobs are not low-wage: In New York, the company says a driver for UberX, its lower-tier car service, is making more than $90,000 annually. A yellow cabdriver is estimated to make about $30,000. This doesn't mean that all taxi drivers are persuaded of Uber's benefits; Some are seeking a nationwide union, in part because of competition from Uber.
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