The ordering of labels is only offered by alphabetical order.
It seems to me that you want to restore the chronological order, so my question here would be why do you manipulate strings, and not dates? Dates would be handled correctly and you wouldn't see this issue.
Changing the order of rows or columns is not possible in the data lab. However you seem to be manipulating small tables, so if you want complete control you could use a "Push to editable" recipe and change the final table.