For workers looking to score better benefits, here's an easy fix: Work for the government.

A new report from the Labor Department finds there's a wide gap between the benefits public workers get compared to private-sector workers.

And the starkest contrast is in health care: 73 percent of state and local government workers—including 83 percent of full-time workers—receive health benefits through their jobs. In the private sector, only half (51 percent) of all workers get health benefits, and just under two-thirds of full-time workers do.

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