The number of job opportunities in London has dropped by half, according to the job site Indeed.
The drop is higher than both the 42% UK average and the reduction in all of Europe’s other major capital cities.
While Madrid suffered close to the same fall as London with 46%, listed opportunities decreased by just 17% in Berlin.
Pawal Adrjan, head of EMEA research at Indeed, said in a blog post: “The explosive growth of working from home in the capital cities appears to be playing a role in the hit to customer-facing jobs.
“This shift is bad news for jobs at city-centre retailers, restaurants and entertainment establishments. The drop in city centre footfall associated with remote work translates into sharp falls in business.”
London also saw a higher percentage of jobs posted as remote work, when compared to the rest of the UK, with almost one in ten jobs advertised as work-from-home in the capital.
Adrjan added that a “coronavirus-related collapse of tourism and business travel” has depressed hiring in sectors that require more traditional working methods.