State Pensions pay guaranteed wages (and Health care) upon retirement. How many Private sector jobs still get guarantees? Private Sector employees are at the mercy of what the market does with their 401K or IRA.
So your article is very misleading, and does not take into account these other factors including satisfaction/enjoyment/stabilty of work as others have mentioned as well as hours/years worked to maintain your standard of living. How about a statistic on how much more likely are you to get fired/laid off/downsized/outsourced in the private sector than in public sector?
If you have any doubt about where we are headed, here’s a statistic for you: 70% of College students in France aspire to work for the Government once they graduate.