Although economic worries still loom large in the euro zone, only one such risk made it into WEF's top five list: high structural unemployment or underemployment.
"While the world has made progress in addressing and preventing financial crises, and small improvements in fiscal issues and unemployment have been achieved, the danger of complacency compared to other risks exists: experts remain concerned about significant residual risks, which may have been underestimated by survey respondents," said the report.
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The body warned that lower economic growth and technological change would likely keep unemployment at elevated levels in advanced economies until 2018.
Unemployment in the G-7 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.S., the U.K. and Canada) averaged 6.2 percent last November, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and 11.5 percent in the euro zone countries.