Specifically, to check on the status of an already-made unemployment claim:
Call the unemployment compensation hotline on 1-800-204-2418. The number is toll-free, so feel free to call from a land-line or phone box. Calls from cell phones will likely charge at their standard rate.
Select option 4 when the automated teller prompts you to do so.
Following this you will be connected through to a representative for floridajobs.org. They will need you to provide information that they can identify you with. You name, date of birth, address and social security number should do the trick. If you do not provide these, they are unable to release the information under the data protection laws.
Once all the information is provided and your identity confirmed, you will be free to ask them for an update on the status of your unemployment claim.
Unfortunately unemployment is something that vexes everyone at some point. If you call the floridajobs.org hotline, they should be able to assist you with any query you have. They will be more than happy to help. Should any more queries come from your status check, it is imperative that you mention it to them as if they have not picked up on something, tell them or they may not ever notice. Unfortunately human error still occurs in the 21st century, so if you notice something is not right, let them know.