The service registered 13,200 new people out of a job in January, down 11.1% on December and up 23.9% on January 2010.
The bulk of new registrations were by those whose fixed contracts expired (7,635) and those who were made redundant (2,625).
Meanwhile, 8,089 unemployed were removed from the registry in January. Among these, 5,797 got employed or self-employed. The figure makes a rise of 22.8% on December and an increase of 15.2% year-on-year.
"December and January saw a drop in long-term unemployed due to massive registration, a substantial increase in those aged above 50 and a rise in unemployed aged between 25 and 39 last month," the service said.
The share of unemployed men keeps rising, while the share of long-term redundant and those who lost their jobs as a result of bankruptcies dropped in January to a level below a year ago.
Employers registered 15,187 vacancies in January, which is 6% more than in December and 20% more than January last year.