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Uber Drivers Say Earnings Are Falling, and Many Have No Other Income

  • Survey of U.S. Lyft, Uber drivers shows alarm in gig economy
  • Some switch to food delivery as ride demand plummets
Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

U.S. drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. said their income is cratering, and they have no other way to make money, according to a survey by an influential ride-hailing blog set to be published Tuesday.

Most drivers in the survey reported a drop in earnings, a reduction of their hours on the road and a lack of alternative sources of income. The survey of almost 200 drivers was conducted by the website Rideshare Guy from Friday to Monday, as Americans rapidly abandoned normal daily activities to slow the coronavirus spread. On Tuesday, Uber and Lyft said they were suspending carpooling services.