First of all you must consider what will happen when you add records to your database if your database file is stored within your application jar.
I would recommend that your database file should be located somewhere else, but in the application jar. As a matter of fact, (and somebody please correct me if I am wrong), I do not believe you can modified the contents of a file stored in a zip format, like a jar. Now, even though your file is read-only I would consider to put it somewhere else.
That being said, there are plenty of options to solve this problem. The first is to put the file in the same directory of your jar.