The SNP leader admitted the word "national" could be "hugely problematic".
Number Of New Full-Time Jobs Falls
Only one in every 40 jobs created since the recession has been for a full-time employee, according to a new study.
The TUC said the share of all full-time jobs had fallen from 64% in 2008 to 62%, equivalent to a shortfall of 669,000 full-time workers.
The report is published ahead of the latest unemployment figures which are expected to show a continuing rise in employment, but will not substantially reverse the reduced share for full-time jobs, said the union organisation.
Despite the recent economic growth, the number of part-time workers who want full-time hours is double what it was before the recession, at 1.3 million, said the TUC.
General secretary Frances O'Grady said: "While more people are in work, there are still far too few full-time employee jobs for everyone who wants one. It means many working families are on substantially lower incomes as they can only find reduced hours jobs or low-paid self-employment.
"The Chancellor has said he wants full employment, but that should mean full-time jobs for everyone who wants them. At the moment the economy is still not creating enough full-time employee jobs to meet demand.''
A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman said: "Despite what the TUC is suggesting, the vast majority of the rise in employment over the last year has been in full-time jobs and more than four out of five people who work part-time do so because they want to.
"Behind our record employment figures there are countless individual stories of hard work and determination - stories of people turning their lives around, of families who are now feeling more secure with a regular wage, and of young people escaping unemployment and building a career.''
A police watchdog probe was launched after the remains of the 52-year-old were found in a house in Dumfries in February last year.
The accident happened at about 7.50pm on Thursday in Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire.
More than 70 firefighters were needed to bring the blaze under control at Blochairn Fruit Market in the early hours of Thursday.
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