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Good news. We are working on this. In the meantime, we’ve published a macro that makes it easy to set personalized data labels for charts in Excel for Mac. Please see this article for instructions on adding it to your personal macro workbook so that you can control the labels for your charts.patrick commented
I vote for this - data labels from cells. Presentation of charts screams out for this possibility, I've been wanting it for 20 years. It's been done before (mentioned above) and is very straight forward to implement. There is even a help page from microsoft for this in a Mac:
but my version (Excel Mac v16.16.11 it says) doesn't have it. Given these 3 things there is no reason the functionality isn't present (sounds like it was consciously removed) - prioritizing and working on other things sounds like an excuse in this case.